Ok things are going to get real interesting on the internet very soon. And I'm not talking about IPv6. Code: http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-censorship-bill-passes-senate-committee-110526/ http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228774/senate_panel_approves_controversial_copyright_bill.html White Paper on how this bill can "threaten the security and stability of the global DNS" by encouraging widespread circumvention of DNS (domain name system) filters. Code: http://www.shinkuro.com/PROTECT%20IP%20Technical%20Whitepaper%20Final.pdf This bill is way too broad and can do alot of damage to honest sites, especially sites that allow user interaction (people uploading content, etc..) as well as sites with content can CAN BE labeled copyright infringement. (Article writing, images, videos). This law also removes the right to judicial review prior to having one's site taken down. Without due process, copyright holders can obtain a court order to prevent payment providers and ad-networks from doing business with sites that allegedly facilitate copyright infringement. How does this apply to me? I don't download or upload warez/songs/movies/etc.., nor do I sell counterfeiting products etc... Who is to say the articles you're writing, or the video you posted to your site doesn't infringe on someones copyright? Who are you going to let judge that? These crooked media companies? There is NO due process so if you become lined up in the crosshairs of one of these companies, you are toast, shoot first, ask no questions later. Think about this; Youtube gets handed down hundreds if not thousands of DMCA requests a day. YT generally honors these requests and gives the other party a right to appeal the DMCA by citing certain things such as fair use. Under copyright law, Fair-Use allows limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. This protects American citizen's First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech, religion, press and the right to assemble and petition. Yes the stuff that your (American) forefathers died for. Now what if Youtube complied with ALL demands made by the media companies and just took everything down and technically allowed these companies to run Youtube? There would no real original content on that site and the whole site would be ONE GIANT AD. Not only that, almost everything original or not would be all gone. Now lets put this into perspective of this law. So what if down the line, a site which shares content, becomes a target from these media companies and was not violating copyright, but fell under fair-use guidelines. We see this happen a million times on 2.0 type sites. Without any type of due process, its a lost cause. Whether it be a soccer mom who posted her daughter singing to song from one of Prince's albums, or a college kid who makes a parody of a Hitler scene in a movie (Both are famous uses of fair-use BTW, while media companies fought tooth and nail to take down these videos and lost). Do you honestly think that MAFIAA is going to care and actually give a fair judgement on what is going to be blocked? The government is practically giving these companies the gun and handcuffs to the internet! Hypocrites? I also find it funny that Senator Durbin, who supported the COICA anti-piracy bill, has a couple weeks ago voiced his concerns about Internet censorship taking place in China. Durbin published a letter he wrote to the Chinese search giant Baidu. In his letter the Senator voices his concerns over Baidu?s censorship efforts and asked the company to take ?immediate steps? to stop them. :lol: Funny how this law could go this far in a country who holds freedom as it's strongest principle.