Friday, January 13, 2012

DNS Provisions Pulled from SOPA!

I wrote some of my thoughts about SOPA down in this earlier blog post.  Now it appears that common sense has prevailed.  After a good discussion on the O'Reilly Foo Campers Alumni list, some of the participants of which were asked to get opinions, it seems that the DNS provisions of SOPA are being dropped.  This was just reported on SlashDot .

The Republican Chairman Mr. Lamar Smith has historically been one of the biggest backers of the so called Stop Online Piracy Act.  CNET ran the story and claimed Mr. Smith announced that he plans to remove the Domain Name System or DNS-blocking provision.

"After consultation with industry groups across the country," Smith said in a statement released by his office, "I feel we should remove DNS-blocking from the Stop Online Piracy Act so that the [U.S. House  Judiciary] Committee can further examine the issues surrounding this provision"

Read more at CNET

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