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Monday, August 13, 2012

Is Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan Pro-Techie?

Congressman Ryan with President Barack Obama
Now that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has declared Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan to be his running mate in the fall Presidential election, both the pro-tech crowd and the pro-IP crowd are checking their file histories to see where he stands on hot button issues relevant to their particular industries.

Mostly, Ryan's views are in line with the current Administration, according to TechCrunch, which declares that he has "(mostly) been a friend to technology."

Interestingly, Ryan switched his views on the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA"), going from supporting it to opposing it midstream, reportedly after Reddit waged a campaign to get him to change his vote. Ryan seems to oppose Net Neutrality, at least according to Wired.

Overall, it would seem to be a consensus that he is a pro-techie VP candidate, which is in contrast with the current Vice President, who has more in common with the content creator/Hollywood community than the techie crowd.