Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 23:51 UTC
Legal "The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act sets up a system through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the Domain Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the site, and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. This morning, COICA unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee."
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Edit: Since U.S.-based registrars will be required to blacklist the records too, it won't matter where you're located.

IOW, this will eventually affect the entire world.

If this is true it's insane. Particularly since it seems like the US government are able to get away with anything as long as they cite 'in order to protect the nation' or some such. I wonder how many seconds it will take until is blacklisted if this passes into law...

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