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The Internet blacklist (COICA) is back: Take action before Thursday

by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Nov 16, 2010 10:36 PM
Now that the elections are over, the bill is back -- and could pass out of committee this Thursday.

UPDATE: The bill passed out of committee, but can still be stopped.

S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement, which the Attorney General can then add to with a court order.

Internet service providers and others would be required to block any domains on the list.

This amounts to government censorship of the Internet. COICA is scheduled to be considered by the US Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday, so there's no time to waste.

Please add your name to Demand Progress's petition at http://demandprogress.org/blacklist/, and contact your own Senator directly to let him or her know you oppose this bill and the rest of the War on Sharing.

For more information, see Peter Eckersley's analysis for the Electronic Frontier Foundation at https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/11/case-against-coica.

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