[Techdirt] PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act; Would Create The Great Firewall Of America
As was unfortunately expected, the House version of PROTECT IP has been released (embedded below) and it's ridiculously bad. [...] There are no two ways around this simple fact: this is an attempt to build the Great Firewall of America.[...]
[...] In other words, any foreign site declared by the Attorney General to be "inducing" infringement, with a very broad definition of inducing, can now be censored by the US. With no adversarial hearing. Hello, Great Firewall of America.
[...] This new bill provides a massive and ridiculous burden: allowing the Attorney General to create an internet blacklist that all service providers will need to block access [...]