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Congressman Alexander States Opposition to SOPA

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, released the following remarks in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA):

"In its current form, I do not support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) as there is legitimate concern that this bill has the potential to limit access to the Internet and to expand the government's overarching reach on another facet of daily life. I've always said the government typically has two responses for how it deals with issues: Do nothing at all or overact. SOPA is an example of the latter. Intellectual property should be protected and the sale of counterfeit goods needs a solid crackdown, however, this legislation goes too far and gives faceless bureaucrats too much authority."


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