Tech entrepreneurs oppose online copyright bill

The letter argues that legitimate Web businesses already comply with the notice-and-takedown system of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which places the legal liability on actual infringers rather than third parties.

"As Web entrepreneurs and Web users, we want to ensure that artists and great creative content can thrive online. But this isn’t the right way to address the underlying issue," the entrepreneurs write.

"Introducing this new regulatory weapon into the piracy arms race won’t stop the arms race, but it will ensure there will be more collateral damage along the way."