This bill would create two Internet blacklists. One can be added to by a court and the other by The Attorney General. Some internet providers would be REQUIRED BY LAW to block any of the domain names on the first list and receive immunity for blacklisted those in the second list!!
What domains will be targeted? Ones that are “dedicated to infringing activity”.
I can’t explain it any better than Demand Progress:
“Well, it means sites like YouTube could get censored in the US. Copyright holders like Viacom argue that copyrighted material is central to activity of YouTube. But under current US law, YouTube is perfectly legal as long as they take down copyrighted material when they’re informed about it — which is why Viacom lost their case in court. If this bill passes, Viacom doesn’t even need to prove YouTube is doing anything illegal — as long as they can persuade a court that enough other people are using it for copyright infringement, that’s enough to get the whole site censored.”
- Congress Has Plans for an Internet Blacklist in the Works — Let’s Stop This Now (alternet.org)
- David Segal: Stop the Internet Blacklist (huffingtonpost.com)
- Late Night: Senate to Drop Ban Hammer on teh Internets? (lafiga.firedoglake.com)
- S. 3804, the Internet Blacklist bill (americablog.com)
- Copyright, Censorship, and Domain Name Blacklists at Home in the U.S. (freedom-to-tinker.com)
- Censorship of the Internet Takes Center Stage in “Online Infringement” Bill (eff.org)
- Online IP Protection Bill Sparks Outrage (pcworld.com)