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
    Dave, 5 Dec 2011 @ 12:39pm

    Re: It's true that SOPA isn't for "consumers".

    "And it's also anti-pirate"

    Wow, all this time and you still beleive that? SOPA will do nothing about piracy. Nothing. n-o-t-h-i-n-g. The major remedies that SOPA introduces are already being circumvented, and it hasn't even passed yet! So who is it going to hurt? Everyone else.

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