Coalition Letter Urges House Judiciary Committee to Consider Implications of SOPA

Coalition Letter Urges House Judiciary Committee to Consider Implications of SOPA

December 15, 2011

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute, TechFreedom, Americans for Job Security, and Americans for Limited Goverment sent a joint letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers urging them not to rush deliberations on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The Committee is set to hold markup on the bill on Thursday, December 15, less than three days after SOPA's sponsors released a manager's amendment containing major changes to the lengthy bill.

In their letter, the free market groups note that members have yet to hear testimony from experts versed in the bill's implications for cybersecurity, free speech, due process, Internet governance, innovation, and job creation.

SOPA Coalition Letter