"The man behind the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has revealed that he will continue to fight against illegal file-sharing, regardless of growing criticism of the proposed laws.
Lamar Smith, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, is the author of the Act, which calls for tough new measures to tackle online piracy, such as forcing ISPs to block access to websites and requiring firms like PayPal to stop taking payments for allegedly infringing websites.
The proposals have garnered a lot of opposition, including from big names like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and Reddit, the latter of which is proposing a blackout day in protest. These firms, and dozens like them, claim that SOPA will result in widespread internet censorship, which will cripple the internet, stunt the internet economy, and lead to substantial job losses.."
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