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[ih] Fwd: [IP] EFF calls for signatures from Internet Engineers against censorship

Yes, and just like the EFF letter that some people signed without 
knowing what's in the SOPA bill, it's a blatant misrepresentation of the 
bill. It says:

"It would be ridiculous for an ISP to block the entire whitehouse.gov 
domain on court order because a single user posted a link. "

Yes, that would be ridiculous, but SOPA doesn't permit any domain to be 
RPZ'ed on such a thin pretext. The domain has to be dedicated to 
unlawful commerce, like The Pirate Bay or the sites that sell camcorder 
grabs of newly released movies without a license.

"It is difficult for any web administrator to know which links to 
copyrighted material are done with permission."

SOPA doesn't require any web administrator to know which links to 
copyright material are by permission and which aren't.  It does require 
the operators of UGC site to know whether the site's primary purpose is 
to sell copyrighted material without a license or not, but that's not 
very hard.

"This will kill the free flow of information and conversation on the 

If you believe that the sale of bogus drugs and unlicensed movies is the 
essence of the "free flow of information and conversation on the 
Internet," sign the petition. If you believe the Internet has 
substantial legitimate uses that don't kill people or otherwise violate 
the law, then don't.


On 12/18/2011 7:37 PM, Jorge Amodio wrote:
> There is now a petition on the WH website asking the President to veto
> SOPA in the event it passes Congress approval.
> http://wh.gov/DfY
> -J
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Noel Chiappa<jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>  wrote:
>> FYI. I hope many (most?) here can sign: the attempt to interfere with the
>> operation of DNS is particularly problematic, as it will 'break' DNSSEC.
>>           Noel

Richard Bennett