Congressman’s Open Act Takes on SOPA

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Congressman’s Open Act Bill May Finally Kill SOPA

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and is coining himself the “Internet defender.” Recently, he spoke with Mashable.

Open Act Bill

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa

In 2011, Congress proposed SOPA or the Stop Online Piracy Act that prompted an Internet BLACKOUT in response to the bill’s potential copyright infringements for American web users.

As a former electronics company CEO, Rep. Darrell Issa fought alongside Google to kill SOPA and instead wrote Open Act (hosted by the Madison Project). Rep. Issa’s alternative plan for protecting intellectual property Open Act prevents copyright infringement without adversely affecting U.S. web users.

Copyright Infringement Legislation is Online for Comments
Read up online about the Open Act Bill and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement!

Open Act is: an alternative intellectual property bill, an alternative to SOPA.

The Public may now comment online to Issa about Open Act to provide feedback.

A draft of Open Act Bill is posted online, an innovative move for Congress thanks to Issa.

Without web browsing censorship as proposed by SOPA, Open Act will prevent copyright infringement as requested by Hollywood.

“The OPEN Act applies only to [people in other countries] that have been found to be violating U.S. copyright after a trial. Under [the OPEN Act], after that trial it would enable other means to be used but not the draconian means, like DNS blocking, that SOPA called for,” explained Rep. Issa to Mashable.

Issa believes credit card companies and online payment systems should assist in preventing copyright infringement issues preventing online piracy of work.

“If I hold a copyright in the U.S., I should have protections against internal piracy and external piracy. Our courts can already protect us against internal piracy.” – Rep. Darrell Issa

Online Privacy Legislation Access Challenges for Congress
Congress switched from an antiquated email system to Microsoft Outlook just last year after major security measurements were taken.

Issa says both Republicans and Democrats are actively involved with Open Act. Many also support initiatives that would modernize Congressional functions, especially to gain support of copyright infringement legislation.

To put it simply, Congress is in the business of protecting information and less inclined to provide free access to information, so it could be a long road for them to comprehend a solid copyright infringement prevention plan.

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  • Msmith9176

    This helps me understand what the issue really is with online privacy.   Thanks for the article.

  • Gsmith9136

    I don’t like government intervention , but if the internet cannot or will not police itself, the government will get involved. Is there an alternative?