By Gautham Nagesh - 12/08/11 08:15 PM EST
"The economic opportunities and innovation created by the Internet and start-ups could be crushed under the weight of SOPA. That's why I hope our draft legislation serves as a good starting point for future discussions on how to best protect U.S. intellectual property rights."
The sponsors of SOPA and its Senate counterpart the PROTECT IP Act have said they are open to some changes to address legitimate concerns from Web companies but also have vowed to push ahead with the legislation. Issa said Wednesday he doesn't think SOPA can pass the House as it is currently drafted.