Copyright bill revives Internet 'death penalty'

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  1. Jerlene

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    A dozen members of the U.S. House of Representatives today announced they've jointly introduced a new bill intended to make allegedly copyright-infringing Web sites, sometimes called "rogue" Web sites, virtually disappear from the Internet.

    The bill, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (PDF)--although because the sponsors dubbed the Web-blocking portions the "E-PARASITE Act," it's likely to become known by either name, or both--represents a long-anticipated escalation by major copyright holders to curb online piracy and counterfeit goods via the law.

    Read more here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20126165-281/copyright-bill-revives-internet-death-penalty/
     
  2. James Greg

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    The move is good to scare off "Rogue" websites and make the internet a safer place. However this would face heavy criticism from all over the globe.
     
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    They may well face the same barrage of criticism that the EU regulators have received following the internet privacy legislation. These politicians rarely think through or get adequate advice on technology policy issues.
     
  4. James Greg

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    Amen to that!
     
  5. GekiDan

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    Police the internet again? I mean, there are other problems that the US is facing, why the internet?
    Another thing, sites like Facebook, and YouTube will definitely hit hard by this. Do you think they will allow this bill to push through?
     

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