House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Also Comes Out Against SOPA

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While SOPA supporters have tried to present the copyright bill as a bipartisan effort to stop the “theft” of copyrighted material, the bipartisan opposition has been building fast this week. Today, House minority speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has come out against it, too, saying on Twitter that “[we] need to find a better solution.”

Yes, she represents San Francisco, where one assumes very few people support the bill, but she’s also one of the most influential left-leaning members of Congress.

Political opposition had already begun to mount, with Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) — who is very much a conservative — declaring yesterday that ”I don’t believe this bill has any chance on the House floor. I think it’s way too extreme, it infringes on too many areas that our leadership will know is simply too dangerous to do in its current form.”┬áToday, he retweets Pelosi, saying that “If even we agree….”

To learn more about the bill, check out our teardown from a few weeks ago, and our roundup of the latest events from yesterday and this week:

Kill Switch

Now a Soap Opera, Heavily-Backed SOPA Copyright Bill Gets New Bipartisan and Popular Opposition