The ASP board of directors unanimously agreed to an official position on SOPA/PIPA and related laws.
While efforts to curb online piracy are laudable, the ASP’s members rely on fair copyright laws and a free and open Internet. It is the position of the ASP that the SOPA and PIPA bills create an unacceptable potential for abuse that would raise compliance costs, slow innovation, and discourage business growth and startups.
While SOPA/PIPA are no longer being brought up in the U.S. House and Senate, the ASP will be keeping an eye on these bills and future legislation such as the OPEN Act to ensure its members’ interests are promoted and supported.
More information on the ASP’s official position is available on the ASP’s news page.