The idiots on Capitol Hill are making legislation without even a fundamental understanding of how the technology works. Even I could go into my router and change the DNS servers to something outside of US control. This add-on simply adds a layer of abstraction to the controls, and unless they make it illegal to circumvent domestic DNS servers, that’s pretty much what everyone will do anyway.
I envision a “great firewall” being setup by The Won and his minions.
Communist Amerika, here we come!
FR will be targeted and confiscated as soon as enforcement begins if SOPA passes from bill to law.
As will every other forum that can be considered fellow travelers in the online advocacy field.
It wouldn’t work in France, anyway........
lol If simply http://’ing to an IP is all it takes to circumvent this, it’s a joke! There’s no point in even trying it.
If done it will not work, and then eventually, we’re gonna need.... You guessed it, ANOTHER FEDERAL LAW!(federal laws attempting to regulate the internet are ridiculous in their premise in the first place).
They should just get back to something less useful, in looking to ban guns because of what they look like......
Desopa is good but it does not support sites that use sub-domains so it is not a full fix.
Something like this HAS to be done, elsewise how does the feedback loop get completed to inform government that not every nook and cranny of our existence is subject to their approval?
Yes, piracy is bad. True piracy. But half the stuff that Big Entertainment includes in their ever-expanding and all-consuming definition isn’t actually piracy (”If the letters in your name can be rearranged to spell ‘Mickey’, you’re infringing. Don’t bother sending a check, we’ll be debiting your bank account directly.”), and even to the extent that “piracy” is a problem, not every problem requires a government “solution”. In fact most don’t.
In fact, this whole response reminds me of that old saw about how outages aren’t a problem, cause the internet just “routes around it”. So analogously, overly intrusive government isn’t entirely problematic, cause freedom just “routes around it”! (In this case, quite literally)