Skip Nav
Tech Tips
Here's the Right Way to Repost Instagram Photos
Geek Culture
How to Make Eevee Evolve Into the Form You Want on Pokémon Go
Digital Life
11 New Slang Terms to Memorize If You Want to Stay Cool

Internet Censorship Legislation

Internet Censorship Takes a Step Forward

Recently, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, which would allow the government to intervene with websites it deems "are participating in piracy and 'infringing activities' without due process or proof that a copyright 'crime' has been committed."

If passed, the government would be allowed to completely blacklist any site charged with a violation. Sites will be banned from the domain name system, credit card companies will not be allowed to process payments, and no advertisers would be allowed to place ads on the site.

The measure is supported by many creative agencies — recording agencies, movie agencies, and the Screen Actors' Guild. Opponents say that the legislation is unconstitutional and bad for the tech economy. I feel that it's not the government's place to monitor this type of activity; if organizations feel they've been wronged by a site, it's their responsibility to seek retribution.

What do you think?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Elfyn Elfyn 5 years
Heaven forbid that this heinous piece of legislation should pass! That will be one giant step on a very slippery slope. Can you say, "Big Brother is watching you?"
Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight
Hillary Clinton's Family Reactions at the DNC | Video
Signs of Sensory Processing Disorder
Barack Obama Cute Moments With Sasha and Malia
Ways to Avoid Kids Interrupting Sex
How WiFi Helps Parents

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets