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Monday, October 04, 2010

Still more internet censhorship

A Democratic and Republican senator both over the age of 70 who aren't concerned about internet censorship have put together COICA.  Utah Republican Orrin Hatch whose widely criticized views on intellectual property has taken a step down from a series of bad ideas including "copyright owners should be able to destroy the computer equipment and information of those suspected of copyright infringement" to a slightly less but still way-too-broad bill to shut down domains that may have infringing content (think youtube.com and others).  More here.

Although the bill appears to be put off until the midterm elections, its clear both Democrats and Republicans can score big points with Hollywood by supporting COICA.  Hopefully enough voters will fight the bill into non-existence.

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