Protect IP Act would give broad censorship powers to private companies.
[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/[/newsimage]Copyright infringement and anti-piracy legislation seems to be all the rage these days. A draft of the PROTECT IP act, provided to Ars Technica by a source in Washington, appears to be even more extreme than it's parent bill, COICA. COICA (Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act) which failed to pass last year proposed to allow the Justice Department the power to declare a website "rogue" and obtain a court order forcing third parties to censor that site. PROTECT IP takes this concept a step further, not only allowing the Justice Department the power to force censorship of a site but also giving the rights holders themselves the right to take action.
Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/protect-ip-act-would-give-broad-censorship-powers-to-private-companies-44808/](http://www.myce.com/news/protect-ip-act-would-give-broad-censorship-powers-to-private-companies-44808/)
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