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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 camain
I will reiterate my last comment. The department of treasury controls the GLOBAL DNS SERVERS. these servers are what ALL DNS servers the world over get there updates for IP to name resolution. It doesnt matter if you have your own dns server, it doesnt matter if you run a proxy, it doesnt matter if you live in a different country. ALL DNS goes through the U.S. Global DNS servers. IF they decide to shut down a website, they erase it from global DNS, or redirect it. that will eventually populate across the world to all dns servers, and within 1 week, that site will be down. Right now this is dealing with copyright infringement. which technically speaking is a good thing. the concern is civil rights violations, but realistically, most people give up there privacy when there on the internet anyway. Just to reiterate. It doesnt matter where you move, if this goes throough, it wont matter. This is ment to kill copyright infringment. just my 2 cents.