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Leiberman proposes Internet "kill-switch"

2010-06-18 15:46:28.12474+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Okay, Connecticut, you can stop re-electing this putz any time now. Joseph Lieberman, I-CT, introduces Senate bill with "Internet Kill Switch". All the links I'm finding for this are Australian, I guess that makes sense because they're more aware of whackjobs well into their senility attempting to destroy the Internet, but here's another story (warning, autoplay sound ad), and here's the bill itself on Senate.gov (which I haven't read yet).

Sensible Erection thread, Craschworks entry.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-18 16:57:35.355061+00 by: other_todd

It's refreshing to see something that pisses off both the civil libertarians AND the internet providers.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-19 00:57:33.237741+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's like the Nuclear Launch Switch - only worse.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-19 03:00:22.167842+00 by: markd

We should tell everyone this can interrupt the porn supply. That'll get everyone up in arms. Well, at least one arm.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-21 19:58:08.293325+00 by: petronius

Say it ain's so, Joe. According to This report, there is much less than meets the eye to this story.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-21 20:34:11.885302+00 by: Dan Lyke

Here's the link: http://volokh.com/2010/06/19/calling-bull-switch/