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[ NNSquad ] House introduces its version of Net Censorship DNS Abusing PROTECT IP - and it's even worse

House introduces its version of Net Censorship DNS Abusing 
PROTECT IP - and it's even worse

http://j.mp/toD6bW  (ars technica)

    "The government can also go after anyone who builds a tool designed for
     the "circumvention or bypassing" of the Internet block. Such tools
     already exist as a result of the US government's ongoing campaign to
     seize Internet domain names it believes host infringing content; they
     can redirect visitors who enter the site's address to its new
     location. The government has already asked Web browser makers like
     Mozilla to remove access to these sorts of tools. Mozilla refused, so
     the new bill just tries to ban such tools completely. (Pointing your
     computer's browser to a foreign DNS server in order to view a
     less-censored Internet still appears to be legal.)

     Search engines, too, are affected, with the duty to prevent the site
     in question "from being served as a direct hypertext link." Payment
     processors and ad networks would also have to cut off the site.
     Finally, and for good measure, Internet service providers and payment
     processors get the green light to simply block access to sites on
     their own volition-no content owner notification even needed. So long
     as they believe the site is "dedicated to the theft of US property,"
     Internet providers and payment processors can't be sued."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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