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Intuit Issues Statement on SOPA and PIPA Legislation
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2012 – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today issued the following statement regarding two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act, or PIPA, in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, in the House.
Intuit has not previously taken a public position on SOPA or PIPA. However, Intuit believes user-generated content is a critical component of Internet freedom and the ability for innovation to thrive in the digital economy. Any legislation to combat software and content piracy and counterfeiting, which are also important, must carefully avoid unintended adverse consequences for user-generated content and other critical Internet policy issues. Intuit is concerned that the primary legislation currently in the Senate and House do not ensure this balanced outcome.
We appreciate the willingness of the legislative sponsors to engage in a dialogue about their bills, and hope this will lead to balanced legislation. Today's copyright and content industries and evolving online hosting platforms are both critical to drive continued innovation in the American and other economies across the world.
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