Timeline: Sen. Wyden and PIPA
A list of statements and legislative actions made by Sen. Wyden relating to PIPA.
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Jan 20, 2012
Quoted in the New York Times
“I will use every ounce of my strength to fight” to stop PIPA in next week’s procedural vote, said Mr. Wyden.
Jan 12, 2012
Promotional campaign for OPEN Act
Holds series of panels at the Consumer Electronics Show to promote the OPEN Act alternative.
Dec 17, 2011
Statement to Senate session
"Therefore, I will be working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle over the next month to explain the basis for this widespread concern, and I intend, Madam President, to follow through on a commitment that I made more than a year ago to filibuster this bill when the Senate returns in January."
Dec 17, 2011
Introduces the OPEN Act S.2029
The 'Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act' is proposed as an alternative to PIPA.
Dec 14, 2011
Quoted by HuffPo: Senator Floats Alternative to Internet Blacklisting Bills
“My top priority is to keep PIPA from going to the floor of the United States Senate...Right now, the International Trade Commission has authority over hard goods. We’d like digital-good imports addressed.”
Dec 2, 2011
Joined discussion and drafting of alternative law (OPEN Act)
The anti-SOPA/PIPA coalition drafts an alternate proposal to give regulatory power to the International Trade Commission.
Nov 16, 2011
"As I have said before, this is not an issue where we should use a bunker-buster bomb when a laser beam would do. And that is not just my opinion, venture capitalists who fund Internet start-ups, the biggest and smallest actors in the tech community, law professors concerned with speech, Internet technologists, security experts and mainstream and new media have all expressed concerns about the legislation advancing in Congress."
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