EU Web Czar Opposes SOPA

    EU commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes speaks during her press conference on Open Data Strategy for Europe on December 12, 2011 at the European Headquarters in Brussels. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Even the European Union's Internet czar is adding to the growing opposition against the U.S. Congress' proposed Stop Online Piracy Act. EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes sent out this tweet Friday: "Glad tide is turning on SOPA: don't need bad legislation when should be safeguarding benefits of open net." This after outrage over the law, which would let U.S. authorities shut down sites where users shared pirated content, prompted Wikipedia and other organizations to go dark on Wednesday in protest. Kroes also tweeted: "Speeding is illegal too: but you don't put speed bumps on the motorway."

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