SOPA Opponents Mobilize Ahead Of House Markup

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 7:00 PM EST) -- In advance of Thursday's markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act, opponents ranging from the founders of Google Inc. and Twitter Inc. to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., attacked the controversial anti-piracy measure Wednesday as a threat to online free speech and innovation.

In response, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who sponsored the bill and will lead today's markup by the House Judiciary Committee, accused detractors of "spreading lies" about the bill.

Wednesday's heated exchange highlights the acrimony over the bill and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP...
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