Revised Net Censorship Bill Requires Search Engines To Block Sites Too

Wednesday May 11th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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The "Protect IP" Act would require search engines, internet providers, credit card companies, and ad networks to block access to foreign “rogue sites.”

Wired: A new bill being proposed in the U.S. Congress would require search engines, internet providers, credit card companies, and ad networks to block access to foreign "rogue sites." The "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property" or "Protect IP" Act expands the earlier proposed COICA legislation and attempts to make it easier for U.S. law enforcement to go after foreign sites that are outside its jurisdiction.

The proposed bill also encourages companies to "voluntarily cease doing business with infringing websites, outside of any court ordered action."

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