White House releases statement against SOPA; asks for refined legislation this year

It appears the massive response from the public has made a difference. Today, people are waking up to emails in their inbox from the White House in response to two particular anti-SOPA Stop Online Piracy Act — more about it here petitions with signatures tallying just over 100,000 at the time of this writing. Under no uncertain terms, the White House clearly opposes SOPA in its current form; but the anti-piracy battle rages on as the White House calls for legislation far more refined to be passed this year.

See: ZDNet.

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