Congresswoman to ask Internet forum for help with law she's writing11/19/2012
Reddit has been our go-to site for up-to-the-meme-it commentary (geddit?) and iPhone pictures of strangers but … legislative advice? That's apparently a thing now. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) will be asking users on the social news forum for their input regarding legislation she's writing on "how best to protect websites accused of copyright infringement," a new law that would allow the sites' owners to defend themselves before their domains were shut down. "Domain seizures without due process are a form of censorship," Lofgren wrote last year. "Our government has seized domains with nothing more than the rubber stamp of a magistrate … leaving the authors of these sites with the burden of proving their innocence." Let the upvoting begin! [Source]
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