Blocking International DNS

ML ml at kenweb.org
Sun Nov 21 22:37:29 CST 2010


On 11/19/2010 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 :
>
> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/pirate-slaying-censorship-bill-gets-unanimous-support.ars
>
> http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s111-3804
>
> 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.
>
> Regards
> Marshall

I wonder what would happen if the Comcasts and Verizons of the world 
threatened a $10 rate hike to cover the added administration and 
headaches of this silliness?  Would joe six pack care?




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