CEA Urges Opposition To SOPA/PIPA

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association, creator of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) urged people to take a stand against the legislation known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) by contacting your Congressperson today.  In the press release, the CEA said:

“The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and CEA’s Innovation Movement are under a 24-hour web blackout in protest of proposed legislation – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.  The bills ostensibly go after Internet pirates, but are so broadly worded as to implicate legitimate businesses. If passed, they will mean more litigation and damage to the innovation economy.  While SOPA is temporarily stalled in the House, the Senate plans to bring PIPA for a vote next week, even though most Americans are opposed.”

A video posted on YouTube by CEA President Gary Shapiro can be viewed below:


It’s good to see a such a large organization so dedicated to the innovation that smaller companies and websites can bring to the community at large.  Throw your hat into the ring and tell your Congressperson today to vote NO on SOPA/PIPA by signing up at http://www.declareinnovation.com/.

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