p2pnet view P2P | Freedom | Entertainment | Music | Politics:- Public Knowledge is a Washington DC based public interest group working to defend your rights in the emerging digital culture. Art Brodsky (right), the Communications Director of PK, has sent us the following:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up tomorrow (Thursday) S. 968, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011. In advance of that session, 13 groups today sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and senior committee Republican Charles Grassley (R-IA) outlining their concerns about the bill.
Primary among the objections are:
1) The bill continues to allow Internet Service Providers to interfere with Doman Name look up services (DNS). “We continue to believe that such a provision would be ineffective and runs contrary to the US government’s commitment to advancing a single, global Internet,” the groups said.
2) The inclusion of “information local tools,” as subject to the bill’s provisions, “makes nearly every actor on the Internet potentially subject to enforcement orders under the bill, raising new policy questions regarding government interference with online activity and speech.”
The text of the letter is here.
Art Brodsky – Communications Director
(202) 861-0020 ext 103 (o) • (301) 908-7715 (c)
1818 N St., NW Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20036
Thanks for that, Art!
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