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Originally posted by Stillalive
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 companies, 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 from the internet and not just in the US.
Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.
well guys its not my problem, im not an us citizen,so the ball is in your corner
Originally posted by iceblue20-12
Well if this happens the internet will not be worth having,unless you like reading material chosen for you.
If i cant access the sites i want to i will no longer pay for the service and pull the contract,if you are in a contract for internet and they can no longer provide the service you were paying for you have every right to cancel it.
Most wont care,most wont do anything about it,most will bend over and take it.
As George Carlin said, "in America we have the illusion of freedom and what that amounts to is the freedom to choose between 26 kinds of bagels".
Originally posted by PsychNurse
reply to post by Stillalive
Doesn't effect Canada... Woo Hoo!
edit on 25-10-2010 by PsychNurse because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by soficrow
Still, I'm glad, glad glad that COICA didn't make it through the Senate and on to Congress this round.