Neelie Kroes, the EU's Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Tweeted some candid comments on Friday, speaking out against the oppressive pending U.S. SOPA legislation:
"Glad tide is turning on SOPA: don't need bad legislation when should be safeguarding benefits of open net,"
She lends her support to those opposing the bill and gets down to brass tacks by further proclaiming:
"Speeding is illegal too: but you don't put speed bumps on the motorway".
Criticism is not Something we usually see from the European Union in The United States, as we rely on each other for a great deal of trade and political backing but the issue of regulating the internet seems to have brought forth some pretty heated debate and passionate stances. The E.U.'s spokesmen, Ryan Heath defended Kroes's comments and added this:
"It shows that people do have very serious concerns about their access to the Internet and it shows that in addition to enforcement, which is very important, we need to be increasing the number of legal content offers that are available online"