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White House to respond to petition urging veto of online piracy bill

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December 22, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Responses
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An online petition urging President Obama to veto a controversial anti-online piracy bill has passed the number of signatures required to receive an official response.

The petition, which is on the White House’s official “We the People” page, urges the president to veto the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and “any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information.”

The petition now has more than 34,000 signatures. It needed 25,000 before Jan. 17 for the White House to issue an official response.