A leaked MPAA memo reveals a troubling plan for blacklisting pirate sites

Considering what sorts of rampant censorship are on the web today, this would be a VERY BAD development for open speech.

Most anti-piracy tools take one of two paths: they either target the server that’s sharing the files (pulling videos off YouTube or taking down sites like The Pirate Bay) or they make it harder to find (delisting offshore sites that share infringing content). But leaked documents reveal a frightening line of attack that’s currently being considered by the MPAA: What if you simply erased any record that the site was there in the first place?

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