U.S. could approve controversial antipiratlaw

Its a controversial bill that would limit internet access in the United States that is on its way to be approved.

The U.S Senate has approved the controversial bill Ip Protect Act, which will give authorities the right to block access to sites that are suspected of violating U.S Copyright laws.

The bill will allow copyright holders to apply four court orders against websites that are suspected of engaging in copyright infringements. The court order could also bee used to force american companies, such as advertising networks and billing companys to stop doing buisness whit the suspected sites.

It will only apply for sites that are outside USA.

– Few things are more important to America’s economic future and jobs than protecting intellectual property. At a time when our country starts to recover threatened companies increasingly by digital theft

said Sen. Patrick Leahy, who is one of the driving forces behind the new bill.

But of course the bill has been criticized.

According to Sherwin Siy of Public Knowledge does not believe that the bill would have a major impact on global piracy.

– This bill threatens the security and the global function of the Internet represents. It also opens the door to unnecessary lawsuits, unable to stop the sources of the illicit trade, said Sherwin Siy.

Ed Black on Trade Computer and Communications Industry Association do not believe the bill will do no good.

– In a time when U.S. companies are finding it increasingly difficult to act because of trade barriers and censorship outside the U.S. should the U.S. government who advocate openness on the internet not to blacklist sites, said Ed Black.

For the bill to be approved it must now get a full approval by the U.S. Senate.

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