Michael Geist – SOPA: All Your Internets Belong to US

First, it defines a “domestic domain name” as a domain name “that isregistered or assigned by a domain name registrar, domain nameregistry, or other domain name registration authority, that is locatedwithin a judicial district of the United States.” Since every dot-com,dot-net, and dot-org domain is managed by a domain name registry in theU.S., the law effectively asserts jurisdiction over tens of millions ofdomain names regardless of where the registrant actually resides.

Read it and weep.

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