Internet Legislation: Mayor's Statement on SOPA & PIPA
Mayor Lee today issued the following statement on two bills currently being considered in Congress – U.S. House of Representatives H.R. 3261 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and U.S. Senate S.968 Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA):
“Innovative technology and new media companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation are creating hundreds of thousands of good jobs and driving our economic recovery. While protecting intellectual property against piracy is extremely important, we must not take steps that stifle the free exchange of information on the internet or harm critical engines for jobs and economic growth. Read more.