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
We are killing ourselves and our own politicians can't even see it. This law will only apply to Americans, so the rest of the world will be able to see and do essentially what they want online. While us americans will be curtailed from the internet in order for big companies and other institutions to have a "captive" audience for their products and their services. The US will be one big third world country real soon, some say we already are.