House Judiciary Committee Refuses To Hear Wider Tech Industry Concerns About SOPAby Mike Masnick
Nov. 12, 2011
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Ever since SOPA was introduced, we'd heard that the eventual House Judiciary Committee hearings on the bill would be an unfairly stacked deck. Despite such wide opposition to the bill, and the fact that this represents a massive change to the regulatory and technological framework of the internet, we'd been told, repeatedly, that the hearings would be set up with three representatives in favor of the bill, and just one against. Apparently, the supporters of the bill are simply too afraid to actually listen to that many concerns and have to surround themselves with "yes men" to think they're doing the right thing.
Turns out that the decks are being even further stacked.