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