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Stop the COICA Internet Censorship and Copyright Bill

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The COICA (Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act) is yet another of the growing list of stupid legislative initiatives being rushed through the process in order to censor the Internet. What is the matter with these people?

The idea is to create a blacklist of domain names which ISPs must use to censor sites considered to be infringers. As with all of this dumb legislation, it will do nothing to stop real commercial piracy, but will instead result in innocent sites being at risk, simply because their userbase may potentially be infringing or even talking about infringing. It’s Orwellian all right.

There’s an EFF petition here to show your disgust.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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