13 Jan '12, 8am

Social news site Reddit plan one-day blackout to protest online piracy bill #SOPA

WASHINGTON - The lawmaker behind a Bill to combat online piracy vowed yesterday to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and Facebook. "It is amazing to me that the opponents apparently don't want to protect American consumers and businesses," Republican Representative Lamar Smith told Reuters. "Are they somehow benefitting by directing customers to these foreign websites? Do they profit from selling advertising to these foreign websites? And if they do, they need to be stopped. And I don't mind taking that on." The Stop Online Piracy Act, which is before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee chaired by Mr Smith, aims to fight online piracy of pharmaceuticals, music and other consumer products by allowing the Department of Justice to seek federal court injunctions against foreign-based websites. Mr Smith said Internet co...

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