Nov 20, 2010

Pirate Party: Stop the Internet Censorship Bill

From the Pirate Party of Oklahoma:
a group of Senators decided to move the United States one step closer to being able to censor the internet. The Senate Judiciary committee voted in favor of passing the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act“. Oklahoma’s own Senator Tom Coburn is a cosponsor of this bill, and also serves on the committee where he voted in favor of it.

Critics of this bill include the ACLU, Human Rights Watch, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as Reporters without Borders. The biggest problem with this bill is that it gives the Department of Justice the ability to declare any website as infringing on copyrights and then remove that website from the internet. There are two main problems with this ability . . . 
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