The End Of The Free Internet ~ US Senate Committee Approves Internet ”Blacklist” Bill

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It seems the lame duck Congressional session is becoming anything but unproductive.

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Yesterday, we saw the cloture of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510),

and today the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

was unanimously approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with a 19-0 vote.

The COICA has been overwhelmingly viewed by bloggers as a corporate hijacking of the Internet by mega-media cartels.

Indeed, its eventual passage will be the end of the free Internet as we know it.

This legislation may be the most dangerous weapon against free speech in modern history.

The infringing activity that may land a website on the “Blacklist” is defined very broadly.

It appears that the blacklist can be enforced without a court order via ISPs.

This is total information tyranny and all independent voices need to stand up and protest or surely we’ll face the arbitrary blacklist.

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