caribguy - 6:21 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
Maybe I misunderstood the meaning of "what kind of organization" - but in fact, the implied partiality of the link source is not at all pertinent to the discussion.
I just finished reading a bunch of comments on Orlowski's article. He got his backside chewed off, and rightfully so. Under the guise of copytight (R) protection, the laws create a framework for control of individuals - there's your similarity with Iran, China and other totalitarian governments.
Since we're not supposed to discuss politics here, maybe we can share ideas on how -theoretically- a person, or ISP, or content provider could avoid liability when such laws become implemented and enforced. The writing is on the wall: our collective policy makers intend to restrict the free flow of information, thereby fully disregarding the wishes of their electorate. So, what's next: encrypted traffic, alternative distribution methods like private networks, offshoring, plausible deniability?
The technology is there, and I've got a hunch that most resourceful individuals would adapt to a changing legal environment...