Internet Censorship Law DelayedAdded: Monday, October 11th, 2010
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The news about the suggested law is now not that it is not going to break the web or implement unconstitutional restraints on free speech, but about the alleviation of the concerns related to the fears that the bill can be hurried through.
Good news for the observers of the COICA (Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act): the Bill has been reported to be delayed until after the oncoming November election.
The proposed legislation was decided to be postponed, because staffers expected the chamber to end the legislative work and delay for recess until the hearing could start. Such change in the government’s plans would delight the critics of COICA, voicing concerns that the Bill was pushed forward too quickly.
The critics are really delighted, as they keep pointing out to numerous flaws with law giving the government the right to close down Internet sites dedicated to facilitating access to illegal downloads. Most of the concerns are related to the fact that the legislation could set a precedent of any country seizing or blocking the website in case its content infringes the national laws.
The observers also argue that the attempt can harm the rights of online users, basic human rights, and the rights of citizen journalists to access legal content in the Internet. Meanwhile, some countries like Iran may find it easy to block any opposition website arguing that it contains unlawful material in terms of national laws. Finally, the proposed legislation is criticized for placing unconstitutional restraints on free speech.
The opposition grew to such extent that even 87 engineers taking significant part in the web development have expressed their objections in a joint letter sent to the country’s Senate Judiciary Committee.
Although the Bill isn’t still dead, the delay is at least able to provide observers with more time to prepare and express their objections to COICA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation even called the situation a real victory, meaning that the legislation will not be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee until the debate commences. This the proponents of the movie and record industries will undoubtedly dread while the number of people learning about what the legislation will do is increasing steadily.
October 11th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, October 11th, 2010
|good read another crap law trying to hurt the internet|
|Don't forget the most stupid argument of all; its for our own good and national security that some form of police action take place instead of people thinking for themselves, they want to think for YOU and tell YOU whats best for YOU....for a small fee of course.Next up: the right to breath air tax, water tax, and DNA tax and how it is all for your own good!!!|
|It's sad if this would be pass.|
|posted by (2010-10-12 07:14:39)|
|Ill be more surprised if it doesn't pass,we are in a age of wide spread corruption. Dont forget they are doing this to protect our health too..||
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