An excerpt from "Leahy’s Protect IP Act: Why Internet content wars will never end" -
Below is a petition against PROTECT-IP, if you care to sign it:Originally Posted by Forbes Magazine
I highly recommend it. This bill threatens to set a very dangerous precedent. I'm not always in agreement with the folks at Demand Progress, but there's no good to come of a law like this. Restricting internet service providers in what content they route to customers would fundamentally undermine the internet's architecture, utility, and underlying principles. Prosecution and removal of pirate websites should be the left to their home legal jurisdictions and relevant diplomatic channels, and not made the responsibility of private ISPs. If this becomes law, how much longer is it until domain seizure and ISP blacklisting is extended to nebulous categories like anti-government speech? Please be informed - this is very important.
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