Blocking International DNS
tme at americafree.tv
Wed Nov 24 17:34:02 CST 2010
On Nov 19, 2010, at 3:45 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> It seems that the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee
> with a unanimous (!) vote :
COICA appears to be dead for this year.
Ron Wyden (D Oregon) has put a hold on COICA, basically a threat of a Filibuster. This will probably kill it for now, as time is running out in this lame duck session. If this holds, the bill would have to start from scratch next year.
> I claim operational content for this as, on the basis of court orders, i..e. a
> "temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction, or an injunction against the domain name used by an Internet site dedicated to infringing activities"
> it requires that, for foreign domain names,
> "(i) a service provider, as that term is defined in section 512(k)(1) of title 17, United States Code, or other operator of a domain name system server shall take reasonable steps that will prevent a domain name from resolving to that domain name’s Internet protocol address;"
> This expedited DNS cutoff is only available for copyright violations, not for other illegalities.
> Whether this has any chance of actually passing through this Lame Duck Congress remains to be seen, but my personal reading is that that is not likely.
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