Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2012 23:40 UTC, submitted by DrillSgt
Internet & Networking Supposedly we've won today. Both the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives have been shelved by their respective sponsors. However, these acts have been shelved before, and the bags of money sent to DC didn't suddenly devalue, so I'm sure the next SOPA is being written as we speak. What did make me happy, though, was Neelie Kroes: the EU commissioner for the digital agenda has unambiguously distanced herself from SOPA, which she calls "bad legislation". Obama, the next time you want to make a statement with teeth, just wait for Kroes to do it for you.
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by qbast on Sat 21st Jan 2012 12:17 UTC
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Or just work on getting root DNS servers out of US jurisdiction. After that Americans are welcome to their nerfed "Internet". You voted those people in, suck it up.

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RE: Alternative
by djohnston on Sat 21st Jan 2012 22:14 in reply to "Alternative"
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You voted those people in, suck it up.

Can you say "Diebold and Sequoia voting machines"?

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RE[2]: Alternative
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 22nd Jan 2012 19:56 in reply to "RE: Alternative"
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"On [Xaxis], the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."

"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."

"I did," said Ford. "It is."

"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"

"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in."

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RE: Alternative
by Soulbender on Sun 22nd Jan 2012 06:33 in reply to "Alternative"
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Or just work on getting root DNS servers out of US jurisdiction

Root servers I, K and M are not under US jurisdiction and they're all anycast.
Unfortunately the US Department of Commerce is still controlling the actual root zone but it would be relatively trivial, if the need should arise, for the non-US root servers to just use a different root.

Edited 2012-01-22 06:34 UTC

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