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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One step at a time
by pysiak on Fri 19th Nov 2010 08:06 UTC
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Torrents, DNS, net-neutrality, cryptography on media, HDMI, broadcast flag, etc..

What I see here is that the lobbyists are persuading the legislators, media and folks (through media) to make all these small steps. One at a time. They are just basically using trial and error to figure out the effective combinations that allow them to enforce all these enslaving ideas.

It's not a big deal for many now, but some day we'll wake up in a world where all these small things put together make you feel like you're in Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

ps. I like the idea of "underground" DNS, kinda romantic - as in war romantic, not love.

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