WASHINGTON (AP) –The Obama administration says it would oppose pending legislation that would undermine “the dynamic, innovative global internet.”
The White House says in a blog post Saturday that while online piracy by foreign websites presents a “serious problem,” it is concerned with legislation that “reduces freedom of expression, increases cyber-security risk” or acts to undermine the global Internet.READ MORE: NYC Teachers Union Concerned About Potential Staffing Issues As Vaccine Deadline Approaches
The administration is responding to measures under consideration in Congress that would allow the Justice Department to seek a court order targeting rogue offshore websites.READ MORE: Tony Awards Take On New Meaning As Broadway Stages Big Comeback
The White House says efforts to combat online piracy needs to guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity. It says the openness of the Internet is critical to innovation and must be protected.
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