Re: Senate panel approves domain name seizure bill.
Right, I have no issue with the owners of intellectual property trying to safe guard derived products. I would probably do the same. As was said Its not necessarily what they are doing. Yet how they seek to accomplish it, and the possible ramifications if they succeed. Now this initial ruling would have less affect on power users. However the casual internet goer. Who I would think is a majority part of the target consumers for communities of the nature. Would otherwise not see a site that has assured front page google status until the next changeover.
It is not the governments place to be the guard dog for companies like this. Service providers like Verizon and Comcast would have to allow greater, arguably an illegal level of access to costumer information. Blocking domains may only be the first step. If it is of insufficient measure due to some rudimentary DNS spoofing. Its logical to assume it will be pushed farther. The high end implications being a possible closing of entire regions.
Like I said it is what the bill represents in conjunction with other things. I'm actually watching a discussion now touching on these developments and others. Like powerhouses google and facebook attempting to expand collaborative efforts with federal agencies. ISP's pushing to be allowed to manipulated and insert ads into webpages in route through their services. Imagine your ISP well send you a letter saying we have a way they could revolutionize you internet surfing experience. It will be part of the standard package and will cost you a fee to opt out of. Probably actually implementing it as a raise in service fees. Then marketing a negligible discount for it. Inserting ads into websites that was not delivered by the site? Having ads placed in such a fashion would upset both users, webmasters, and site holders alike.
Besides the monetary motivations Fresh mention. I feel this may be a deterrent for future innovation in various technology fields. Hurt the collaborative efforts of communities fighting for a free and open internet. As well allowing oppressive regimes a level control that should not be legal.
tl;dr shits fucked up
EDIT: the show just ended now, and they lovingly named it DNS spoof ability test=)
Last edited by Axiom; 11-24-2010 at 05:40 PM.