Home > slashdot > Senate Panel Approves Website Shut-Down Bill

Senate Panel Approves Website Shut-Down Bill

November 18th, 2010 11:25 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

itwbennett writes “The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 19-0 in favor of a bill that would allow the Department of Justice to seek court orders to shut down websites offering materials believed to infringe copyright. ‘Rogue websites are essentially digital stores selling illegal and sometimes dangerous products,’ Senator Patrick Leahy, the main sponsor of the bill, said in a statement. ‘If they existed in the physical world, the store would be shuttered immediately and the proprietors would be arrested. We cannot excuse the behavior because it happens online and the owners operate overseas. The Internet needs to be free — not lawless.’ However, the internet will likely remain ‘lawless’ for a while longer, as there are only a few working days left in the congressional session and the bill is unlikely to pass through the House of Representatives in that short amount of time.”

Source: Senate Panel Approves Website Shut-Down Bill

Related Articles:

  1. Senate Panel Approves Cybersecurity Bill
  2. House Panel Approves Bill Forcing ISPs To Log Users
  3. The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 Passes Senate Panel
  4. Senate Panel Backs Patent Overhaul Bill
  5. US Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill 69 To 27
blog comments powered by Disqus