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    Default Global Censorship of Websites that violates copyright infrigement

    Taken from Demonoid.com homepage (this could mean the end of torrent sites)


    COICA

    In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.

    If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media copanies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed form the internet and not just in the US.

    Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.

    Stop the Internet Blacklist

    When it really matters to them, Congressmembers can come together -- with a panache and wry wit you didn't know they had. As banned books week gets underway, and President Obama admonishes oppressive regimes for their censorship of the Internet, a group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.

    The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced just one week ago, but it's greased and ready to move, with a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday. If people don't speak out, US citizens could soon find themselves joining Iranians and Chinese in being blocked from accessing broad chunks of the public Internet.

    Help us stop this bill in its tracks! Click here to sign our petition.

    COICA creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.

    The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

    One example of what this means in practice: sites like YouTube could be censored in the US. Copyright holders like Viacom often argue copyrighted material is central to the activity of YouTube, but under current US law, YouTube is perfectly legal as long as they take down copyrighted material when they're informed about it -- which is why Viacom lost to YouTube in court.

    But if COICA passes, Viacom wouldn't even need to prove YouTube is doing anything illegal to get it shut down -- as long as they can persuade the courts that enough other people are using it for copyright infringement, the whole site could be censored.

    Perhaps even more disturbing: Even if Viacom couldn't get a court to compel censorship of a YouTube or a similar site, the DOJ could put it on the second blacklist and encourage ISPs to block it even without a court order. (ISPs have ample reason to abide the will of the powerful DOJ, even if the law doesn't formally require them to do so.)
    COICA's passage would be a tremendous blow to free speech on the Internet -- and likely a first step towards much broader online censorship. Please help us fight back: The first step is signing our petition. We'll give you the tools to share it with your friends and call your Senator.

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    Default Re: Global Censorship of Websites that violates copyright infrigement

    Sensoring da internet??? filthy ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
    No 7. No discussion, sharing or referencing game hacks.
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    Default Re: Global Censorship of Websites that violates copyright infrigement

    OMG! :e~

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    WOW! That's really sad news for us.

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    Default Re: Global Censorship of Websites that violates copyright infrigement

    piracy pura puri bondho hobe na but jeta hobe sheta hocche we may loose seeds from developed countries. Oder internet speed onek beshi and if they get blocked, then we wont get good speeds in torrent sites. Also number of seeds will also decline. Lets see wat happens.

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    /me pats his SSH Tunnel
    Gl blocking me, suckers.

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    Default Re: Global Censorship of Websites that violates copyright infrigement

    Matro Demonoid e erokom e message dekhlam:

    If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media copanies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed form the internet and not just in the US.

    Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.

    Stop the Internet Blacklist
    Mane Demonoid er moto sitekeo shalara bondho kore dibe.
    Last edited by Rubab; September 28th, 2010 at 21:50.
    A. Degrading fellow human beings over the internet is the only way for social rejects to feel any sense of empowerment whatsoever

    B. If one party understands something that the other party doesn't, degrading that person leads to an enhanced self-perception of intelligence

    C. The internet is a clear depiction of our natural aggression towards each other as a species, that will undoubtedly wipe itself off the planet at some point in time.

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    trying to stop piracy? :mad:
    amra koi jamu?
    hope they wont succeed in that.
    i dont think they have the right to remove piracy from internet.

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    the hearing of the bill has been delayed. So shomosha nai.

    Piracy bondho hobe na. But we may loose high speed seeds in the process if the bill is approved.

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    Inshallah that wont be approved!

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