The case against Bell’s draconian copyright proposals:

  • Bell’s reckless proposal is a disproportionate and unnecessary attack on users’ rights that will result in widespread chilling of expression online.
  • This is a blatant attempt by Bell to prop up its outdated media business at the expense of free expression and our democratic rights.
  • Bell’s proposal goes far beyond what even U.S. copyright  lobbyists are advocating for, which is typically the most extreme.3
  • Putting a third-party agency in charge of what people can and cannot see online inherently gives preferential treatment to some online content over others.
  • A mandatory website blocking system with no court oversight is especially alarming when you are considering criminal liability.
  • This is the kind of activities that we see in authoritarian regimes, which seriously compromises and erodes our free expression and democratic rights.

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