Blocking International DNS
Jeffrey S. Young
young at jsyoung.net
Sun Nov 21 22:54:36 CST 2010
On 22/11/2010, at 3:37 PM, ML <ml at kenweb.org> wrote:
> 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 :
>> 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.
> 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?
I wonder if simply adding a second, off-shore resolver to Joe six pack's DHCP settings wouldn't circumvent this silliness anyway. It would be Joe's son or daughter who wants to resolve limewire.com (et. al.), but wouldn't be that hard.
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