Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has now taken a stand regarding this very sensitive topic. While it was mediocre, it still was a stand.
Facebook stated, “PORTECT IP and SOPOA could create very real problems for Internet companies like ours that are a primary driver of innovation, growth, and job creation in the 21st century economy. The bills contain overly broad definitions and create a new private cause of action against companies on the basis of those expansive definitions, which could seriously hamper the innovation, growth, and investment in new companies that have been the hallmarks of the
Internet. In addition, we are concerned about provisions in the bills that could chill free expression or weaken the Internet’s architecture.”
Mark Zuckerberg personally posted a statement in his profile page which read, “The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet. “
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