The Internet represents the shipping lane of the 21st century. It is increasingly in America’s economic interest to ensure that the Internet is a viable means for American innovation, commerce, and the advancement of our ideals that empower people all around the world. By ceding control of the Internet to corporations through a private right of action, and to government agencies that do not sufficiently understand and value the Internet, PIPA represents a threat to our economic future and to our international objectives. Until the many issues that I and others have raised with this legislation are addressed, I will object to a unanimous consent request to proceed to the legislation.

Sen. Ron Wyden places a “hold” on the PROTECT IP Act (via rafer)

Having met Sen Wyden on a lobbying trip during the first internet cookie regulation phase – I can say – he gets it.

(via sawickipedia)

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