Censorship foes roll out antipiracy plan, say stop “butchering the Internet”
It’s a battle of the Congressional antipiracy acronyms. In one corner are SOPA and PROTECT IP, the House and Senate bills that would bring site blocking, search engine de-listing, and more to the US in an effort to stop “rogue” sites. In the other corner, today’s challenger: the Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act, called the “OPEN” Act(PDF).
OPEN has been spearheaded by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who released draft text of the plan today on a special website that invites citizen comment and reaction before the text is finalized.
“Butchering the Internet is not a way forward for America,” said Issa in a statement.