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Just hit my email. Excerpts:


"Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small. [...] To minimize this risk, new legislation must be narrowly targeted only at sites beyond the reach of current U.S. law, cover activity clearly prohibited under existing U.S. laws, and be effectively tailored, with strong due process and focused on criminal activity."

"Proposed laws must not tamper with the technical architecture of the Internet through manipulation of the Domain Name System (DNS), a foundation of Internet security."

"This is not just a matter for legislation. We expect and encourage all private parties, including both content creators and Internet platform providers working together, to adopt voluntary measures and best practices to reduce online piracy."


For my part, I appreciate that they actually have people on staff who seem to understand the dangers of undermining DNS, and the potential for abuse. Pushing industry self-regulation is also smart, because when it works, it works pretty well (see: ESRB). Feels a little like they just want to wash their hands of a contentious issue, though.


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