it will make site owners, such as Youtube and even Twitter, "responsible" for user content, which means anytime a user posts something the record and movie companies don't like (read: "infringement"), the site can be sued or simply blocked (black listed)
hey, let's apply that standard to the US mail and telephones
Australia has a content filtering scheme for anything deemed "inappropriate". It was created to stop child pornography, but quickly expanded to include copyright infringement and potentially politically inciting web sites. I'm not sure that it's actually enforced, yet.
Sounds like the politicians in the US aren't being original, here. Someone who doesn't understand (and can't keep up) with the pace of innovation is trying to force things to stay the same. That ship has sailed, though, and anything like this bill is only going to cripple growth of the US's already fragile economy.
Vote this crap down...and any expats living overseas should also chime in with a resounding "uhmm....NO!". The bill of rights are being eroded quickly...it's time to draw a line!
If the government can not reach into our wallets directly, they do it indirectly by selling our freedom. Tinsel Town paid good money for this with campaign contributions. What's the big deal about citizen freedom. Everybody has got to fund change you can believe in.
[citation][nom]mykem[/nom]So what the bill really is saying is that my internet provider will now be responsible for content filtering the web against infringing sites... Translation: Slow internet, Double the cost. Typical Government.[/citation]
It's the government telling ISPs that it's ok to exponentially increase access fees for customers....
[citation][nom]jhansonxi[/nom]Your corporate-backed politicians feel the need to protect you from yourself. How nice of them.Time for an alternative DNS root.[/citation]
You sure about that? I thought it was them exercising their rights to appear even dumber to the rest of the world than they already do....
If you want to see other proof of political stupidity....look at the US "Do Not Call" registry and it's guidelines. If you've done business with the company, a sub-sidiary of said company or one of it's affiliates within 90 days, they can call you whether you're on the "Do Not Call" registry or not. Also, it takes up to 90 days for you to be "officially" added to the registry....and they have 90 days from the date of addition to stop calling you (180 days total....that's roughly 6 months from date of registration that they can STILL call you. So, in other words, it's utterly useless.
Don't worry... we will find a way to by-pass it. I don't think piracy is right but it is great to piss off those RIAA and MPAA bastards.... Go ahead, spend millions with congress bribes just to see it going down the tubes in a couple of days...