On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.”
COICA is the latest effort by Hollywood, the recording industry and the big media companies to stem the tidal wave of internet file sharing that has upended those industries and, they claim, cost them tens of billions of dollars over the last decade.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/19/web-censorship-bill-sails-through-senate-committee/#ixzz15k2m1LRw
It’s ridiculous. We are now entering into an era of censorship. Kiss your First Amendment Rights goodbye.
Today is a very sad day.
Here’s the Link to Senator Lieberman’s email address if you’d like to tell him what you think about him:
Thanks for your comments. I hate to say your are right but……………………….. I think it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.