Comments on: SOPA bytes GoDaddy’s business, and it will hurt you too. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/12/29/sopa-bytes-godaddys-business-and-it-will-hurt-you-too/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Waldo http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/12/29/sopa-bytes-godaddys-business-and-it-will-hurt-you-too/#comment-3778 Mon, 09 Jan 2012 09:39:05 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10977#comment-3778 It's scary how the laws are being made by some of the most ignorant people in the country. Truly the lowest common denominator. I like your idea of a constitutional amendment, but that would open up the web to the same kind of abuse that freedom of speech has. The web needs informed guidance, restricting some freedoms while allowing others to flourish. I don't see a congress with that kind of intelligence anywhere in the future.
I've seen a couple of those hosts lists as well. Kind of a bubble-gum and baling wire repair, rife with problems, but cheap, easy and effective for both keeping the sites available and demonstrating the silliness of  Congress's approach.
 

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By: Mike Shafer http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/12/29/sopa-bytes-godaddys-business-and-it-will-hurt-you-too/#comment-3777 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:00:17 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10977#comment-3777 I've been having a bit of discourse with several clients regarding SOPA and have covered these same points.  As per the previous comment it's encouraging to see ever more of the IT community clearly state the problems with the technical side of things and why the SOPA legislation is a least technically flawed.
In considering the legislation related to the world of IT coming out of DC over the past few years it's rather clear that there's few in Congress that have more then a  superfiical grasp of what they are attempting to legislate. A situation that is both highly problematic and dangerous. To that you can add frustrating when committees show the good sense to at least summon a panel of experts and then largely ignore their testimony.
It's amusing to think how easily this would be bypassed by even those with a minimum of technical savvy. As an example I've already seen several compilations of IP addresses for sites generally associated with pirated goods. One was even nicely formatted to allow a quick copy and past into your hosts file. So much for the effectiveness of SOPA.

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By: Spike Spiegel http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/12/29/sopa-bytes-godaddys-business-and-it-will-hurt-you-too/#comment-3776 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:48:22 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10977#comment-3776 Kath, if you’re asking this question, obviously you ain’t that technical :)

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By: Thinlinedata http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/12/29/sopa-bytes-godaddys-business-and-it-will-hurt-you-too/#comment-3775 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:17:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10977#comment-3775 Good to see a real company taking a real stance! Way to go ESET! You guys rock and so does your software. More of these blogs telling people how DNS works and how it can brake is wonderful to read!

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By: katherine Moss http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/12/29/sopa-bytes-godaddys-business-and-it-will-hurt-you-too/#comment-3774 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:41:50 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10977#comment-3774 Now what about technical users, like me, for instance, who run their own Recursive DNS servers? 

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