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Jan23-12, 08:55 AM
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Quote Quote by Curious3141 View Post
Of course, I know that the massive internet publicity campaign was the game changer here, but it's still reassuring that Obama views the issue the right way.

Unless it's just a pre-election tactic? Nah, let's not get cynical.
Hmm I was pretty sure I heard that the grounds that Obama objected to SOPA over were cybersecurity ones (the removal of DNS would apparently leave American networks open to attack) rather than social/political ones. But that may have changed after public opinion showed to be overwhelmingly anti-SOPA.

EDIT: Seems that Obama's spokesperson did come out with something about freedom of expression
Quote Quote by Texas Insider
President Obama “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday.
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So perhaps we can suspend cynicism for now