FOR REAL: The House just introduced a version of the Internet Blacklist Bill which could effectively SHUT DOWN Twitter, Youtube, and sites that rely on user-generated content. Click here to tell your lawmakers not to sponsor the bill.
The rumors were true: The new Blacklist Bill could effectively destroy YouTube, Twitter, and other sites that rely on user-generated content by making the sites’ owners legally responsible for content their users post.
It also includes provisions that would make it a felony to stream unlicensed content — including cover band performances, karaoke videos, video game play-throughs, and more.
It’s a grab-bag of Halloween goodies for a handful of big corporations — but for us it’s Frankenstein’s monster, cobbled together from half-born bills, set to suffocate free speech and innovation and terrorize consumers and Internet users.
It would effectively mean death of the Internet, Gadgetzz would have to remove commenting and censor all our content!