With the number of co-sponsors of the Senate rogue sites bill now pushing 40 (and growing), we felt it important to respond to some of the hyperbole being thrown about in certain corners of the Internet regarding the rogue sites House bill. Please see below for an excerpt and link to RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman’s piece that ran today in online tech publication CNET:
RIAA chief: Copyright bills won't kill the Internet
by Cary Sherman November 8, 2011 6:13 AM PST
Let's all take a deep breath.
That's what we do every time we read another headline about how initiatives designed to protect intellectual property are going to kill the Internet.
There is a place for passionate, vigorous debate over rogue-Web-sites legislation pending in the House (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and Senate (Protect IP Act). We welcome it. Facts are always useful, and especially in this instance.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57320417-93/riaa-chief-copyright-bills-wont-kill-the-internet/?tag=cnetRiver