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A landmark legal case on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America and other global trade organizations seeks to criminalize all Internet file sharing of any kind as copyright infringement, effectively shutting down the world wide web - and their argument is supported by the U.S. government.
An outcome more likely to happen if this ruling is accepted is that it would further pave the way for government regulation and tracking of the Internet, namely "Internet 2," a completely controlled, surveilled and autocratic cyber police state similar to the Chinese model, whereby website owners have to obtain government permission to run a blog, be approved by a biometric thumb scan just to turn their computer on, and immediately get their Internet access shut off if they misbehave.
The US government has given its blessing to a controversial deal over the future of the lucrative .com net domain.
The deal gives .com administrator Verisign control over the domain until 2012.
Source: BBC News
Originally posted by Gypsy_Rose
But imagine... what would we do without WWW...
Originally posted by justgeneric
The end of illegal filing sharing is an overdue regulation IMO. It's not the end of the web...just the beginning of a new version...
Originally posted by dunkindonuts
Anyone reading this reply to this post right now I would like to bet something. I bet that when you read the name of this thread the first subconciuos thought you had was. "! Where will I get p0rn then?!?!?!!!" then getting back to ATS you next thought was "Maybe the United States is up to something", But you thought of the porn first! admit it!
Originally posted by Shadowflux
You can set up a network in less than an hour. Network a few networks and you have a baby "net"
criminalize all Internet file sharing of any kind as copyright infringement
Hmmm... Read books... spend ages on the telephone... watch TV again... gosh if it wasn't for Lost I think I could easily do without a TV tuner.