The Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) is a foundational block upon which the Internet has been built and upon which its continued functioning critically depends; it is among a handful of protocols upon which almost every other protocol, and countless Internet applications, rely to operate smoothly.
Read more here: don’t break the internet – stanford law review
I wonder how many congress-people could explain how DNS works in less than a minute. This was mentioned in another blog post I linked to, but the willful anti-intellectualism displayed by our representatives is astounding.
I’m also seriously bothered that Senator Franken is a co-sponsor of PIPA. Unbelievable. Did he come out a little too strong on the side of net-neutrality, and now all of big media is breathing down his neck?
I just spoke to Senator Franken’s office – you can contact them here
The OpenCongress page will give you an idea of the supporters of this bill.
If you want to read more about this issue, the “Protect Innovation” website will give you a rundown.