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The Obama Administration's Stand on PIPA
==The Obama Administration's Stand on PIPA==
In response to the "Stop the E-PARASITE Act" and "Veto the SOPA" online petitions, '''Victoria Espinel''', Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget, '''Aneesh Chopra''', U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and '''Howard Schmidt''', Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for National Security Staff issued an official statement regarding the Obama Administration's stand on PIPA and SOPA. According the to the White House, it will not support a bill that will undermine the freedom of expression and innovation of the global internet and increase cybersecurity risk. The Obama administration also encouraged all internet stakeholders including content creators and internet service providers to work together in developing measures to effectively combat online piracy. Furthermore, the White House promised to keep working with the Congress to achieve a bipartisan legislation that ''"provides new tools needed in the global fight against piracy and counterfeiting, while vigorously defending an open Internet based on the values of free expression, privacy, security and innovation."''<ref>[ Combating Online Piracy while Protecting an Open and Innovative Internet]</ref>

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