Dodd’s ‘yearnings’ won’t revive SOPA, group says

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"It is simply amazing that a mere two months after 14 million people, in one of the largest protests of its kind, voiced their opposition to SOPA and PIPA and after the dramatic Web blackout day, that the head of the Motion Picture Association of America said the dreadfully flawed legislation could be reworked in the back rooms of Washington,” Sohn said.

Dodd told the Hollywood Reporter he’s “confident” that negotiations on a new version of SOPA are under way. 

"But I'm not going to go into more detail because, obviously, if I do, it becomes counterproductive," he said.

SOPA, sponsored in the House by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), was aimed at cracking down at online copyright infringement, but it was put on hold after coordinated protests from websites including Google and Wikipedia. The tech industry claimed the legislation was a threat to innovation and Internet freedom.


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