Friday, January 06, 2012

OPEN Act - alternative to SOPA and PROTECT IP

Twitter, Facebook, and Google endorse alternate online piracy bill

Gautham Nagesh for The Hill - Eight of the largest Web companies have endorsed an online piracy bill offered by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) as an alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart PROTECT IP.

The OPEN Act would direct online patent infringement claims against foreign websites to the International Trade Commission, which would be authorized to order online ad networks and payment processors to sever ties with the rogue foreign sites.

Join me on DIASPORA - a real alternative to Fazebook!

. . .