White House Won’t Support SOPA

The White House plunged into the anti-piracy debate Saturday by releasing a blog post saying it will oppose any bill that would make it easier for the federal government to censor the Internet. However, the post didn’t address SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) or PIPA (Protect IP Act), aimed at ending the pirating of movies, music, and other goods. The bills present a difficult situation for Obama: many of his supporters in Hollywood and the tech world have strong feelings on both sides of the debate. This is, perhaps, why the administration doesn't flatly say it will reject the bill.