[Ambassadors] Off Topic: The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)

Frankie Mangoa frankiemangoa at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 15:10:35 UTC 2010

I find this really unfortunate.
I can not believe that the american Gvt wants to do something like
that.That is basically messing around with freedom of expression.
that is very stupid.
It will also do a lot of limiting in terms of ideas.
something needs to be done.


2010/10/2 Saadeddine AlSaidi <saadsaidi at gmail.com>:
> 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
> information.
> Stop the Internet Blacklist
> And if you are a US citizen, please take the time to sign this petition
> DemandProgress.org - Petition to Stop the Internet Blacklist!
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