Censorship of the Internet Takes Center Stage in "Online Infringement" Bill

COICA sends the world the message that the United States approves of unilateral Internet censorship. Which governments deny their citizens access to parts of the Internet? For now, it is mostly totalitarian, profoundly anti-democratic regimes that keep their citizens from seeing the whole Internet. With this bill, the United States risks telling countries throughout the world, "Unilateral censorship of websites that the government doesn't like is okay — ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Patricia Blochowiak - Sep 21, 2010 - 4:27 PM PDT
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by Patricia Blochowiak - Sep. 27, 2010

This is an extremely frightening story about a bill that would limit the ability of citizens to use the entire internet. It sounds like something I would expect from a dictatorship, not a democracy.

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