Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Report: Wyden effectively kills Internet censorship bill

We read:
"It’s too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet. A bill that critics say would have given the government power to censor the Internet will not pass this year thanks to the Oregon Democrat, who announced his opposition during a recent committee hearing. Individual Senators can place holds on pending legislation ….

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) would have permitted a blanket takedown of any domain alleged to be assisting activities that violate copyright law, based upon the judgment of state attorneys general.”

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5 comments:

Brian from Virginia said...

Kudos to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden!

Anonymous said...

"A bill that critics say would have given the government power to censor the Internet will not pass this year thanks to the Oregon Democrat..."

Spurwing Plover said...

Good work wyden tell BIG BROTHER to GET LOST and dont come back

Anonymous said...

fuck the reichchancellor and his nazi fellowtravllers in congress, God bless you Senator Wyden.

Anonymous said...

And he's a Demoncrat? WOW!! Apparently they're not all nuts and evil.