An official statement from White House issued a few days ago, highlights the concern of Obama Administration on the matter of web piracy and copyright protection. Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect-IP Act are two controversial bills that raised a lot of protests both online and offline. The White House declared that anti piracy efforts must continue but at the same time, Administration “will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cyber-security risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global internet.”
Also White House explained that cannot support a policy that “drives users to dangerous, unreliable DNS servers and puts next-generation security policies, such as the deployment of DNSSEC, at risk.” The statement suggests that the two bills that attracted a lot of attention and protests will not be supported in their current form. Also, as analysts noticed the subtleties of the document could imply that Obama is just concerned and this doesn’t necessarily means that he would veto the bills when they reach on his table.
House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, one of the most active opponents of the two bills explained that the hearings on on SOPA’s DNS provisions will be postponed.