Lawmakers, professors discuss Internet piracy bills
On Thursday, following a day full of protests and popular Internet sites censoring their own pages, U.S. Congressman Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, announced his opposition to the infamous Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). On Friday, Congress announced they would postpone the discussion on both SOPA and the Senate version of the bill called the Protect Internet Privacy Act or PIPA.
SOPA and PIPA were originally designed to help prevent sales of pirated United States products overseas.