Crowdsourcing a Copyright Bill

398px-Congressman_Darrell_Issa.jpgCongressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a press release today to announce the "first-ever legislative markup truly open to the American public." The release outlined the latest progress in Rep. Issa's efforts to crowdsource improvements to the Online Protecting and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act that he introduced in the House of Representatives last month as an alternative to the SOPA bill.

You can view the results at, a website that allows Internet users can review the draft copyright legislation and offer comments on how it can be improved. Roll Call also has more on the news here.