U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire comes out against SOPA
Friday, January 20, 2012
The meeting at The Fountainhead Cafe was organized after proprieter John Dalton invited Congressman Altmire via Twitter.
|this bill is not the answer|
—Congressman Jason Altmire
After moderating an hour-long discussion about SOPA, file-sharing, copyright, censorship, and related topics, Altmire announced his opposition to SOPA, expressing confidence that it wouldn't move forward. He called the widespread public outcry against SOPA and PIPA "amazing", and encouraged the crowd make their voice heard on other issues as well.
Altmire emphasized that "piracy and copyright infringement in foreign countries, especially [...] inand southeast " is a "huge issue", but that "this bill is not the answer".