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Hanabusa Seeks SOPA Alternatives

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa tells DC808 that she does not support the Stop Online Piracy Act, the controversial legislation that led Wikipedia and other sites to announce they’ll shut down as a way to protest the bill on Wednesday.

Hanabusa said she supports a legislative approach to fighting online piracy, but believes SOPA may go too far. 

“Congress must strike a balance that addresses online piracy without inadvertently taking us to the slippery slope of government intrusion on the internet,” Hanabusa said in an email. “I applaud the work of my House and Senate colleagues in drafting compromise legislation, and I look forward to reviewing the alternative proposals as we move forward.”

UPDATED 1/17/2011, 6:53 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said that Hanabusa “believes SOPA goes too far.” A spokesman for the congresswoman tells DC808 that it’s more accurate to say that Hanabusa believes it “may go too far.” The headline of this post has been changed from “Hanabusa Against SOPA” to “Hanabusa Seeks SOPA Alternatives.”

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