Google blasted (again) in Congress as SOPA looks increasingly like a bill of attainder

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Via: Ars Technica
In a Congressional hearing earlier today discussing SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act, Google got blasted a second time in a span of a few weeks as, allegedly, “one of the companies represented here today has sought to obstruct the Committee’s consideration of bipartisan legislation. Perhaps this should come as no surprise given that Google just settled a federal criminal investigation into the company’s active promotion of rogue websites that pushed illegal prescription and counterfeit drugs on American consumers.”

Meanwhile, no other organizations or parties opposed to the bill were represented or allowed to speak, including groups like the CEA and EFF. Bill proponents went so far as to claim that if DNSSEC or other protocols need to be rewritten in order to fall in line with MPAA or RIAA requirements, then they should be — and in the words of the Ars article, “Putting Hollywood in charge of setting Internet protocol standards: what could possibly go wrong?”

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