Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

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Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by cclloyd9785 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:47 pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the COICA Internet censorship bill this morning, despite bipartisan opposition, and countless experts pointing out how it would be ineffective, unconstitutional, bad for innovation and the tech economy, and would break the Internet.

To recap, COICA gives the government dramatic new copyright enforcement powers, in particular the ability to make entire websites disappear from the Internet if infringement, or even links to infringement, are deemed to be “central” to the purpose of the site. Rather than just targeting files that actually infringe copyright law, COICA's "nuclear-option" design has the government blacklisting entire sites out of the domain name system — a reckless scheme that will undermine global Internet infrastructure and censor legitimate online speech.

Source: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/11/case-against-coica
Read more: http://demandprogress.org/blacklist/ <-- Petition to stop the bill!

Note: The petition is legit. I got it from my town's petition office.

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by Grimblade on Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:13 pm

I've known about this for several months now (from Demonoid), and I disagree with it as well. I've already signed the petition, too.

Silly government

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by B0MB AKA L33ROYY on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:11 pm

Signed.

Obama is such a scrub.

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by Ender on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:16 pm

KER-SIGNED!!


BIFF!

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by Funky Road on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:58 pm

I signed that son of a gun

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by Tal on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:59 pm

Signed. Dunno why. Everyone else was doing it.

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by Funky Road on Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:18 am

So that most of our favorite sites, etc, won't be censored and/or blocked by the government by requirement or law

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Re: Senate Approves Internet Censorship Bill

Post by Tal on Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:05 pm

[/sarcasm]
Xat needs a sarcasm command on the forums

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