Rep. Issa Discusses SOPA/PIPA

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) engaged in a public conversation Monday evening with Anthony Falzone, director of the Fair Use Project at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), on the broad subject of Internet freedoms and intellectual property. The event, entitled “SOPA, PIPA and Internet Freedom: Where Do We Go From Here?” was held at the Law School in front of a crowd of mostly graduate students and faculty.

Honing in on the heavily opposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which failed in the U.S. Senate and House, respectively, Issa discussed the need for unambiguous laws in this domain.

Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, weighed in on SOPA and PIPA, both of which he vocally opposed. Articulating his primary concerns against the laws, Issa claimed that the legislation was “too loosely written” and exhibited an unreasonable “expansion of individual and judicial power.”

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