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The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet | Techdirt

From The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet:

This is hardly a surprise but, this morning as previously announced, the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. Whats really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because its seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy. Theres very little chance that the bill will actually get passed by the end of the term but, in the meantime, we figured it might be useful to highlight the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet this morning:

My senators (Cantwell and Murray) aren’t on this committee. Not that I think they wouldn’t vote for this bill if given the chance. But I can guarantee that Feinstein (who was on this list) made some enemies in California with this vote.

Of course, the government fails to understand that the Internet routes around this kind of censorship. Always has, always will.


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