• This Bill is an Emergency for the Internet

      Website Blocking
      The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

      Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users
      It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

      Chaos for the Internet
      Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: This Bill is an Emergency for the Internet started by Bigstack View original post
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      1. banksy's Avatar
        banksy -
        So basically the government wants to put a block on the most profitable aspect of shopping today?