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Feds To Have Web Off Switch?

A bill that would let the U.S. federal government unilaterally shut down Web sites suspected of harboring copyrighted material has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, as expected, was prompted by heavy lobbying by the music and film industries.

I believe people and companies should be paid for what they create, but there are far worse things happening on the 'net.

There is child exploitation, unfiltered access by our children to all kinds of garbage, radical recruiting, crime, malware and scams. Is protecting Hollywood profits really more important than all these? I mean, what is it? Is Steven Speilberg late on a yacht payment? Does Johnny Depp need another house in France? Is Nicholas Cage looking for another island?

The ironic thing is that the biggest content thief in the world, Google, goes unchecked while college kids who download a few tunes get sued for millions.

What do you think needs fixing on the 'net and how would you do it? Ideas welcome at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/19/2010 at 1:18 PM


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