Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Facebook and Google Team Up to Fight E-Parasite Act

Full story: Mashable 16 Nov

Just when we thought the battle lines had been drawn on the Stop Online Piracy Act, tech giants FacebookGoogle and Zynga have announced their opposition to the proposed bill, reports Mashable.

While they support the bill’s goals of preventing rogue sites from distributing copyrighted materials, the tech giants say the act would “undermine the effective mechanism Congress enacted in the Digital Millenium [sic] Copyright ACT (DMCA) to provide a safe harbor for Internet companies that act in good faith to remove infringing content from their sites.”

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