A Sad Day for the Internet

The PROTECT IP Act. A U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved a controversial bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders requiring search engines and Internet service providers to stop sending traffic to websites accused of infringing copyright.

Will it really help to stop piracy? No.

Will it just cause more hassle for internet businesses and some unnecessary lawsuits? Probably.

Opposing Whitepapers http://www.shinkuro.com/PROTECT%20IP%20Technical%20Whitepaper%20Final.pdf

The ACT http://leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/BillText-PROTECTIPAct.pdf

Bill Progress http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-968

The PROTECT IP Act, known as PIPA, yesterday passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee with only minimal changes. The current draft bill is here. The good news is that the approval was quickly met by a much-welcome hold on the legislation from... Read More