The future of the NY tech community is in jeopardy…The cure that is being proposed and championed by the lobbying power of major copyright holding organizations like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) will create a cure that is much worse than the disease and irrevocably damage the very nature of the internet and by extension, the future of New York.
The industry received a major victory on Saturday when the White House announced its opposition to SOPA and PIPA because it did “not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.”
While many heralded the decision, those who supported the measures said the fight would continue. CEO of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch took to his error-prone Twitter account to criticize the president by saying, “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery.”
- White House Will Not Support SOPA, PIPA
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- Rupert Murdoch Attacks Google, Obama In Pro-SOPA Twitter Rant
- Jimmy Wales Says,Wikipedia Ditching GoDaddy Over SOPA
- SOPA: Washington Vs. The Web
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