Remember 2012, when there was that giant Internet backlash against the Stop Online Piracy Act that, amazingly, Congress listened to and hence the content-industry-backed legislation died a loud death?
Well apparently the Motion Picture Association of America didn’t get the memo that SOPA failed. SOPA provided for DNS-redirecting of blacklisted sites. It gave the Justice Department the power to seek court orders from search engines like Google not to render search results of infringing websites.
What’s more, the failed proposal also would have codified that content owners like the MPAA and Recording Industry Association of America have the legal backing to seek court orders demanding that judges require financial institutions and ad networks to stop doing business with sites that content owners prove are dedicated to infringing activity.
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