EU commissioner Neelie Kroes has been critical of SOPA and suggests that the EU would not introduce legislation of this kind.
Of course Kroes can only speak for the EU commission and possibly only for that part of it that she’s in charge of.
Several member states have been discussing legislative measures that are very similar to SOPA.
In Ireland, for example, the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Education & Skills Sean Sherlock is making noises about placating the copyright lobbyists. Exact details of the legislation being tabled is sketchy unfortunately.
- EU Internet czar piles on, says SOPA is bad news (news.cnet.com)