US Senate Approved Web CensorshipAdded: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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Country’s Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary approved the new copyright legislation known as COICA (Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act) by unanimous vote.
Ruining all the hopes of free speech advocates for an early demise of the new pro-copyright legislation, the country’s Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary has already approved the Bill, which has got 19-0 by unanimous vote.
COICA has long been criticized by many industry observers for being equal to unauthorized Internet censorship by putting unconstitutional limits on speech alongside with inadequate due process. However, it’s not clear how congress is going to “protect free speech” while approving blocking entire websites. Besides, if the legislation passed, many search engines, such as The Pirate Bay, would most likely be blocked, even though they don’t host any copyrighted content, but only because the Recording Industry Association of America put such sites on its list of the most “notorious websites”.
The largest fears of the critics include the American government setting a precedent for any other country to also be able to seize or order the blocking of a foreign site if its content (regardless of where it is located) infringes the national legislation.
Finally, around a hundred of the prominent engineers, known for playing critical roles in the web development, have joined the critics and said that the COICA will only risk fragmenting the online global domain name system (DNS), alongside with creating a tremendous fear and preventing technological innovation, thus significantly harming the US credibility of a steward of key web infrastructure.
Nevertheless, it seems like all this has been in vain, as it simply doesn’t matter to rights owners who only pursue an aim to block “rogue” sites. Congress doesn’t want to realize that this move will create no new revenue for the national economy, because there’s really none to capture. In fact, alleged file-sharers are not engaged in sending money abroad, because they’re obtaining copyrighted content absolutely free. In those rare cases that they suddenly purchase copyrighted content from legitimate sources, it only means less money spent in other areas, making it a zero sum game anyway. The last matter critics are already tired of explaining of is that of easy circumvention of any copyright laws in our modern digital reality, making all those laws obsolete.
November 24th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
|posted by (2010-11-24 17:10:10)|
|cheers sam, looks like america does not understand freedom act then|
|when does this bill take affect?? and what does it mean for this site??? and any other torrent sites??|
|they cant impose american laws or the constitution on people in other countries, nor do people in other countries have to obey american laws.|
are they stupid? do they think people in germany will drive 65mph?
do they think the netherlands will stop selling pot?
do they think switzerland will make heroin illegal?
not a chance, they are sovereign countries and not puppets of the US.
|posted by (2010-11-27 01:09:10)|
|It's already taking affect....try going to torrent finder...SHUT DOWN|
|If this bill passes which I have serious doubts it will, the only good thing is that i would only have to deal with it for like 2 years til im out of the country.|
|they think they own the internet and that their laws apply to everyone.|
the sites only have to be in other countries and there are plenty that allow that type of hosting.
coming from the most immoral people in the world except filipinos, how do they think they can impose what they want on everyone? by force? soon they wont even be able to use force for anything except gangster rap videos...
the fake coolness of fantasy land, posers and wannabees.
wow, its so cool to be an uneducated worthless street thug in a no where life with dirty used whores and implants for your woman.
they should at least try to get their own country in order before trying to fix the world, because the fixes they do, dont work.
|Everyone, including businesses will have a MUCH slower internet if this is ever passed. ALL DNS servers (that identify and handle web addresses) outside of the US would then be set to MISTRUST ALL US DNS servers.|
If the US censors the US internet, the rest of the world will retaliate, as NO-ONE outside of the US (except China and 'similar' dictatorships) accepts internet censorship. It will take YEARS to upgrade server capacity, as most present Internet traffic passes via US servers. There is also the cost isssue, who will afford to pay for DNS server upgrades, and mainstream cable replacement outside of the US?
It's a bit like a bear with a shotgun shooting himself in both feet, and having to CRAWL!
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