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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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by Almafeta on Fri 19th Nov 2010 03:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

I don't think this will pass a supreme court review. Then again, sex offender lists have been upheld, so.

Worth reading,
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101118/10291211924/the-19-senato...

Maybe less future votes will go to those guys (though I'm sure RIAA and the like have plenty of senators in their sleeve anyway).


The most surprising of these is Al Franken, one of only three US senators known to use a computer.

If he voted for this, I wonder what was in the versions that didn't make it.

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by WorknMan on Fri 19th Nov 2010 03:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
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2005-11-13

The most surprising of these is Al Franken, one of only three US senators known to use a computer.


Wow, Al Franken voted for this?

Assuming there were an open debate about this, I'm sure somebody told them how easy it would be to work around the DNS issue, and they went for it anyway? I'm not quite as cynical as some might be, so I assume that at least their heart was in the right place on this. But even assuming they're just being paid off by the content industry, even the content industry can't be stupid enough to think this is actually going to work?

Edited 2010-11-19 03:58 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by NuxRo
by Valhalla on Fri 19th Nov 2010 06:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo"
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2006-01-24

even the content industry can't be stupid enough to think this is actually going to work?

They believed in CSS, the Bluray protection scheme, heck they even believed in the web sheriff ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by NuxRo
by braddock on Fri 19th Nov 2010 20:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo"
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2005-07-08

"The most surprising of these is Al Franken, one of only three US senators known to use a computer.


Wow, Al Franken voted for this?
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Al Franken is a comedian who lives by royalty checks and has worked with the entertainment industry for over 35 years. Are you surprised he voted for this?

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by vodoomoth on Fri 19th Nov 2010 10:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
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2010-03-30


The most surprising of these is Al Franken, one of only three US senators known to use a computer.

How many senators are there in total? Two per state?

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RE[3]: Comment by NuxRo
by holmja on Fri 19th Nov 2010 15:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo"
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2009-06-09

Yes, 2 per state (100 total) in the full senate.

Edited 2010-11-19 15:35 UTC

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