Senator admits: SOPA "really did pose some risk to the Internet"

ARS: Backers of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act (PIPA), have been railing against the bill's critics ever since the legislation plunged to a fiery death earlier this year. The unprecedented online protest by Google, reddit, Wikipedia, Ars Technica, Wired, and others was, the backers say, largely about misleading the public.

But not every backer got the message. As PIPA co-sponsor Senator Chris Coons admitted today, SOPA "really did pose some risk to the Internet."

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