Monday, August 8, 2011

TechDirt on the latest draft of PROTECT IP

Tech Dirt has an analysis of the latest available version of PROTECT IP.
Yesterday, we got our hands on a leaked copy of the "summary" document put together by those writing the new version of COICA, now renamed the much more media friendly PROTECT IP Act. It looked bad, but some people complained that we were jumping ahead without the actual text of the bill, even if the summary document was pretty straightforward and was put together by the same people creating the bill. Thankfully, the folks over at Don't Censor the Internet have the full text of the PROTECT IP Act, which I've embedded below as well. Let's break it down into the good, the bad and the horribly ugly.

I find it hard to care about the nitty gritty details of the approach. The bill is still fundamentally about taking down DNS names on the mere allegation of infringement, and that seems like a very bad idea to me.

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