Censur av Internet – på allvar

Kongressen i USA planerar lagstiftning för att censurera Internet.

Det har väckt stor uppmärksamhet och flera stora aktörer har börjat protestera öppet. Nu senast såg jag att Mozilla (utvecklarna av Firefox) väckt frågan på sin website.

  • Why?

    A few infringing links are enough to justify censoring an entire site, blocking good content along with the bad.

  • How?

    The US will be able to block a site’s web traffic, ad traffic and search traffic using the same website censorship methods used by China, Iran and Syria.

  • Who’s at risk?

    Your favorite websites both inside and outside the US could be blocked based on an infringement claim.

  • Could this pass?

    Yes. The Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act have widespread support in Congress and are expected to pass.