Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Comes Out Against SOPA, Too
Ros-Lehtinen released the following statement on the matter moments ago:
"Although we can all agree that is important to safeguard intellectual property against piracy, I do not believe the SOPA bill in its current form is the best approach.Seems like this day of internet protest is actually working out.
As written, the SOPA bill has the potential to open a Pandora's Box; unintended consequences that could stifle free speech and inhibit innovation.
The goal should be to come up with the right piece of legislation that will protect access to the free flowing exchange of ideas that the internet provides, while also addressing the piracy issue.
I would urge my colleagues to take a moment to rethink the SOPA bill and to come up with a new piece of legislation that will meet this objective."
The positions of several other members of Florida's congressional delegation remain unknown, but Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz are both still listed as co-sponsors of the controversial bills in their respective houses.
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