Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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Misleading link in story
by bugmenot on Sat 27th Nov 2010 21:19 UTC
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Written as it is, that sentence is misleading. Anyone who doesn't investigate further will believe that there is a new censorship law in the US, when that isn't true at all.

The "recently passed censorship law" that the story references isn't a law. As even the link explains, COICA is a bill that passed a committee in the senate. This is a far cry from being a law.

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