Shipping Silicon Valley To Calcutta

First we gave the UN control of the internet. Now details of the copyright treaty have leaked. Sheesh. This requires further investigation, but here are some of the claims:
  • * That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn't infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.

  • * That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
Not big on free speech, this Admin. This kind of thing is too radical and restrictive to pass. But if it does, the effect will be for all web-related companies to move to India and work from there.