Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Google May Quit Chamber Of Commerce

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) — Google and the Consumer Electronics Association are thinking about leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of its support of anti-piracy legislation.

A source told Politico Google is “frustrated” by the chamber’s position on the Stop Online Piracy bill. Yahoo! has already quit the chamber.

The chamber is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., includes a provision allowing businesses that believe they have been victims of trademark and copyright infringement to sue privately for court orders cutting sites off from ad networks and payment processors. The chamber has been lobbying hard for the bill, including setting up a Web site, FightOnlineTheft.com and bringing executives from content providers and the pharmaceutical industry to Washington.

The CEA says its members might be deluged with legal actions. Google, Yahoo! and other search engines would be required to cut off access to copyright infringers.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Google May Quit Chamber Of Commerce”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.