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White House states position on Internet piracy in a blog post

Last Saturday witnessed the Obama Administration finally expressing its stand on a series of infamous acts, aimed at eliminating online piracy.

The viewpoint of the Obama Administration regarded the Stop Online Piracy act (SOPA) and other similar acts were explained in a blog post, on the White House website. The posting stated that any legislation that "reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet," will be opposed with full intensity.

The blog post however, mysteriously refrained from clarifying the President's personal opinion on those highly controversial acts.

It is important to note here that all these proposed acts are designed to reduce the Internet piracy of movies, music as well as any other copyrighted intellectual property.

Though SOPA and Protect IP acts enjoy the backing of the record and movie industries, an overwhelming majority of the Web users, Internet companies and analysts are strictly against the deployment of any such "draconian" legislation.

"The Administration calls on all sides to work together to pass sound legislation this year that provides prosecutors and rights holders new legal tools to combat online piracy originating beyond U.S. borders while staying true to the principles outlined in this response," reports