Obama Speaks Out Against Online Anti-Piracy Bills

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 7:44 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama weighed in Saturday on the controversy surrounding online anti-piracy measures being debated in Congress, saying any legislation limiting free speech would not get his backing.

The White House issued a statement in response to two petitions regarding the Stop Online Piracy Act and its U.S. Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act, and said the Obama administraion would oppose the bills in their current form. 

"We will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global...
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