Kaspersky Dumps BSA For Its Support Of SOPA; Says SOPA Hurts Consumers & Innovation

from the can't-support-that dept

Remember last month, when some SOPA supporters were pretending that because the Business Software Alliance (BSA) supported SOPA, it meant that all of its member companies supported SOPA too? Yeah, well, that resulted in the BSA backing down, after it realized (with some prompting from Microsoft) that perhaps SOPA wasn't such a good thing. It appears that that's not enough for some tech companies. Anti-virus firm Kaspersky has announced that it's dumping its association with the BSA because of its support for SOPA. The company says that it "does not support this initiative," explaining:
We believe that such measures will be used contrary to the modern advances in technology and the needs of consumers.
Perhaps the BSA will learn to not be so quick on the draw in the future to support every single idea to make copyright more and more draconian.
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Filed Under: innovation, pipa, policies, protect ip, sopa, support
Companies: bsa, kaspersky


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  1. identicon
    ITjimmy, 10 Dec 2011 @ 6:23pm

    really

    I don't see how any consumer would want to support this. this will make it more difficult for you to keep your computer safe in general. I personally don't like it because it means if I decide to post a video of me covering a song I like I would either have to pay royalties or not post it. that's stupid if I'm just a regular guy posting a video on youtube for friends to see.

    I personally put over 1200 dollars into the software/music/gaming industry a year. I probably download 100-200 songs "illegally" as well. Also through work I normally end up putting 10-25000 dollars a year into the software industry. How is me downloading 100 or so songs hurting anyone with how much more i'm putting into the industry. I'm not going to buy music if I haven't had a chance to listen to some of it before. I have bought many cd's that I originally downloaded a couple songs from illegally. Heck they already shut down the biggest company that was allowing sharing of that music. what more do they really want?

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