Senator Ron Wyden Intros OPEN Act Legislation - Protect IP Alternative
January 09, 2012
“I understand that cloture has been filed on the motion to proceed to the PIPA legislation. As one of a bipartisan group of Senators who strongly objects to proceeding to this bill I believe it is important to begin to outline the very real dangers posed by this bill.
The primary architects of the Internet and our leading cyber-security
experts have made it clear that this legislation will undermine the key
technologies that prevent fraud and protect consumers on the Internet.
Our nation’s leading first amendment scholars have made it clear that
this bill poses a serious threat to speech and civil liberties for all
who use the Internet. And our nation’s leading technology employers warn
that this bill presents a clear and present danger to innovation and job
growth in an area that is going to be a major source of new jobs for