Saturday, November 20, 2010

US Senate Judiciary Committee approves Internet censorship bill

We read:
"The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act took one step closer to becoming a reality today as the US Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the bill. This bill is still far from becoming law of course, but to make it to the halls of congress it needs committee approval - and today it got just that. There wasn't even any opposition, it just passed with flying colors - making the MPAA quite happy but others disappointed.

The MPAA, as we already read yesterday, is eagerly looking forward to this bill becoming law. It would give the Department of Justice the tools necessary to block foreign websites, or to shut down domestic ones. Bob Pisano did his cause few favors yesterday when he readily dismissed the free speech concerns over this bill. As we've all grown to love about the United States, there's no government authority that actively blocks websites. This bill, if it becomes law, would negate that tradition.


It's not law yet, of course


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Anonymous said...

Like everything else this government is doing, this is all about CONTROL!

Flu-Bird said...

All those senators who vote in favore of this bill deserve to be removed from america and sent to another galaxy for life