U.S. gov't trying to criminalize ISPs whose users post copyrighted content

The United States is attempting to insert into an anti-counterfeiting treaty stiff criminal penalties against any ISP/website whose users violate copyright law… even non-commercial ISPs! Jailing website operators based on user-submitted content would likely cripple websites — like Facebook, Youtube and DemocraticUnderground — that rely on user-submitted content because policing massive quantities of user-submitted content for copyright violations is basically impossible.

A quick search for “ACTA” on The New York Times (“All the news that’s fit to print”) and The Washington Post websites turned up absolutely nothing. So I point you to these articles for coverage of the Obama Administration’s attempt to cripple the Internet:

Posted by James on Wednesday, November 04, 2009