[Ambassadors] Off Topic: The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)
larry at maxqe.com
Sat Oct 2 01:34:44 UTC 2010
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Saadeddine AlSaidi wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online
> Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and
> there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.
> If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the
> media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran
> do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be
> completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.
> Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more
> Stop the Internet
> And if you are a US citizen, please take the time to sign this petition
> DemandProgress.org - Petition to Stop the Internet
This has already been delayed but also did you read the bill
text? This only applies to the US and is easy to circumvent by
running your own nameserver if you are paranoid.
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