Originally Posted by Spinoza
True...but the government trying to protect against copyright infringement is a far cry from the destruction of the free internet.
Will it be abused by law enforcement at sometime in the future? Probably will be. Is it an incredibly slippery slope that will lead to the wide spread censorship on the internet? I'm having a hard time seeing this happening.
As far as I can see copy right holders have a legitimate claim that their rights are not properly being defended. Torrents are pretty much a free for all for anything that is digital. What are you going to do for them?
There are already laws on the books for copyright infringement. No one is saying that we should eliminate those. But this bill quite effectively bypasses that little-known thing in the Constitution called "due process."
Once due process is eliminated completely, the ground then becomes fertile for a government free-for-all clampdown on anything and everything at it's whim.