You read the title correctly. An article posted on The Huffington Post a couple days ago discusses the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act and it’s dangers. Don’t be fooled by the title of this act…it’s a trap!
Basically, this act gives the government the power to put web domains on a blacklist if they are under suspicion of “infringing activities”. Wasn’t it just a few months ago that the current administration of the United States called out Iran for web censorship during their national elections?
The internet is one of the most powerful modes of free speech we have, let’s not let this domino fall. The Bluegrass Institute fought against this type of activity in Kentucky just last year!