In a frank statement posted to his Facebook page on Wednesday, Rubio hinted at a Beltway truth that many other wavering Protect IP and SOPA supporters have been hesitant to admit: More than one lawmaker signed on to the legislation without understanding its technical workings and potential problems, believing it to be an uncontroversial, bipartisan bill that would support American industries.Of course, this highlights that often senators vote for legislation without understanding its technical workings and potential problems.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wikipedia Black Out Working
Many of my favorite websites (Fark, Wikipedia) staged a protest against some intellectual property legislation coming down the pike, and it seems to have been successful. For example, Florida Senator Marco Rubio made this confession:
Who is surprised by this, the Bills are so large no-one even reads them these days.ReplyDelete
When legislators won't even pass sensible rules such as this, there is little hope of much change.