The Null Device

RIAA sue ISPs to filter foreign sites

Taking an example from such models of enlightened governance as China and Saudi Arabia, the RIAA sues backbone ISPs to force them to block access to copyright-violating Internet sites outside U.S. jurisdiction. It's depressing to think that (a) the U.S. may go down the Saudi path of Internet censorship, and (b) the reason behind this would be to protect the recording racket's revenue stream.

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Posted by: mark http://cyberfuddle.com/infinitebabble/ Sun Aug 18 02:26:24 2002

Given the American Capitalist fetish, it could be that "protecting America's interests abroad" == "protecting the RIAA".

*That* would make things interesting, if the corporations further influence American foreign policy.

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