Over the past few weeks there has been a significant backlash growing against SOPA (the anti-piracy bills introduced in Congress) – read here or here for background.  The biggest change since the bills were introduced is that big technology vendors (significantly including Microsoft and working through the Business Software Alliance) have either withdrawn support or gotten off the fence.  The BSA is now officially lobbying against SOPA as written.  In the world of strange bedfellows, there are also a number of politicians on both sides of the aisle publicly opposing the bill.  It does take some real legislative talent to help create a Pelosi – Paul – Issa common cause.

Despite the growing opposition, there certainly appears to be a concerted effort in Congress to get the bill passed.  The outcome is far from clear at this point.


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