Hey, remember COICA? That heavily-restrictive American law that basically lets big businesses do whatever the fuck they please with the internet in regards to censorship and the like, through the use of the Justice System? Apparently, it got shut down.
So naturally, those who proposed it have come up with something "new" to replace it. Behold! The "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act."
Yes, you read that right. The "PROTECT IP Act." Apparently, this thing isn't actually less restrictive than its failed predecessor--in fact, it's actually more restrictive. Instead of giving such businesses the ability to tell the justice system to shut down or censor something on the internet, this would allow these businesses to do it directly, without the need of going through a legal system.
Son of COICA: PROTECT IP Act Will Allow For Broad Censorship Powers, Even Granted To Copyright Holders
Full Text Of The PROTECT IP Act Released: The Good, The Bad And The Horribly Ugly
GG, America. G fucking G.
Edited by RisingDragon on May 12, 2011 at 16:03:22