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[2]: even net neutrality
by TechGeek on Fri 19th Nov 2010 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE: even net neutrality"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

You should go back and reread the article about that university. The writer got all his facts wrong. Its been updated to reflect that fact. As for this bill, the real problem isnt with them enforcing this in the US. The problem is that copyright is subject to each countries laws. We shouldn't be trying to ram legislation down other people's throats. While the RIAA and MPAA represent large businesses in the US, they have little to no stake in any other country. Why should those countries care what happens to them?

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RE[3]: even net neutrality
by vodoomoth on Fri 19th Nov 2010 15:37 in reply to "RE[2]: even net neutrality"
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2010-03-30

While the RIAA and MPAA represent large businesses in the US, they have little to no stake in any other country. Why should those countries care what happens to them?

Maybe because these associations have an influence over the behavior of similar associations in the rest of the world (of course, I mean the part that matters)? The RIAA and MPAA lobbying has been copied here in France by their counterparts, which ended up in giving birth to a law that came into force just a few weeks ago.

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RE[3]: even net neutrality
by f0dder on Fri 19th Nov 2010 17:51 in reply to "RE[2]: even net neutrality"
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2009-08-05

Unfortunately they have a lot of influence in other countries, even't when they (legally) shouldn't. Remember DeCSS and DVD-Jon? He was raided by the Norwegian police and had all his stuff confiscated - even though he had done nothing illegal according to Norwegian law.

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