Thursday, September 30, 2010

America, Land of The Free....Wait what?



In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.

If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.

Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.

Stop the Internet Blacklist

And if you are a US citizen, please take the time to sign this petition
DemandProgress.org - Petition to Stop the Internet Blacklist!

30 comments:

  1. They want us to be as smart as ships

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  2. ow common they want to make internet a boring place..

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  3. This doesn't surprise me one bit, sadly....

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  4. Censor the internet?

    Really, are they serious?

    Haha, good luck with that one!

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  5. I've red about this just some minutes ago. I hope it doesn't get through

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  6. Well i wouldn't be surprised if this thing pulls off, as seems that the US government pushes out crazy laws whenever they feel like doing so..

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  7. If it passes other countrys will follow, its disgusting trying to censor the internet.

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  8. Censoring the internet would be like taking away free speech... unconttollable and chaotic. That bill will never go through

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  9. I'm happy that I don't live in the USA

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  10. Whilst this is terrifying, I never actually see it happening though.

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  11. I'm not sure that the US Government can get their shit together long enough to do this. Congress is so ineffectual these days and passing legislation like this doesn't seem to have any real political benefit for the Congressmen.

    We'll have to see. Thanks for your thoughts, I'll spread the word on my blog too.

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  12. If they censor the internet then shit just got real.
    :|

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  13. pretty sure there trying to do this in australia to its redic

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  14. Thanks for the insightful comments on my last blog post!

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  15. I was discussing this at my fav pub last night and the conclusion we reached is that it's utterly retarded. The internet is the last bastion of free speech, it's pretty damn obvious that They don't want that. At all.

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  16. Nope sorry, don't buy it.

    This has to be bullshit.

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  17. This is so god damn stupid, we need to stop this now, I'm from the UK, but it will happen to us to, the internet must continue to be free!

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  18. No country is free. All the world leaders work together behind the scenes.

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