Kaspersky Lab Quits Business Software Alliance to Protest SOPA

07 Dec 2011

By Fahmida Y. Rashid, eWeek

Kaspersky Lab has quit the Business Software Alliance to protest the controversial anti-piracy bill currently making the rounds in Congress.

If passed, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would allow copyright holders to order sites to be shut down just by claiming the sites were selling or distributing counterfeit or pirated products. Many technology giants, including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter, have opposed the bill, noting that it amounted to Web censorship in the name of copyright protection.

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