FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2011
QUEENS, NY – NY-6 Congressional candidate Mike Scala released an article that opposes the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Scala is concerned with intellectual property protection however is troubled by the language of the bill. He challenges the constitutionality of the approach SOPA takes and the reality that the bill gives “the government unfettered authority to censor the Internet.“
Internet registrar Go Daddy’s support of SOPA has sparked a recent backlash and boycott. In Scala’s statement on SOPA he says of Go Daddy, “I was disappointed to learn that Go Daddy, the company my campaign site uses for domain registration services, was a SOPA supporter. After a justified boycott of that company began, it has softened its stance on the bill. However, I do not feel it has done enough to denounce its initial position. It still mentions working to “craft revisions” of SOPA instead of defeating it completely. As such, I have instructed my campaign to move www.scalaforcongress.com away from Go Daddy.”
View the full article at ScalaforCongress.com: http://bit.ly/t8WuDb
Mike Scala was born and raised in Rosedale, Queens. Mr. Scala graduated cum laude from Polytechnic University (now Polytechnic Institute of NYU), and is currently in his final year of study at Brooklyn Law School. He has worked for the legal department of New York State United Teachers, where he helped defend educators facing discrimination. He additionally spent time at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which advocates for improving end of life care and is the largest nonprofit membership organization of its kind in the United States. During the 2008 presidential election, Mr. Scala worked with the Obama campaign to help college students vote early via in-person absentee ballot. Scala is a Hip Hop artist who has released music through the storied Rawkus Records. He recently founded the Solid Ground movement, which promotes governmental focus on everyday Americans and has garnered national support.