U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) today issued the following statement regarding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA):
"I do not support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Protecting the intellectual property of American businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs is critical to our economic prosperity. But in a digital age, that task has become far more complex. That's why any new laws governing the web must strike a careful balance, preserve the full innovative potential of the internet, and ensure that legitimate online services aren't subject to unnecessary burdens. Unfortunately, the current version of SOPA does not strike that balance. My hope is that both sides will work toward a better solution to protect American innovators from digital theft without the unintended consequences feared by many in the online community."