Portuguese 'Anti-Piracy' Site Blocking Used Against US Video Game Developer
from the because-reasons dept
One of the reasons why many people are opposed to various “site blocking” laws, is that inevitably such things get abused. And while the US successfully stopped SOPA’s site blocking plan, plenty of other countries went ahead and implemented something similar — including, apparently, Portugal. Yet, earlier today, reports came out that the Portuguese site-blocking system was now blocking the website of an American video game development shop called Carbon Games.
Either way, even if it was just a “mistake,” the fact that it happened at all should be a huge concern. When entire websites can be blocked without any real review or due process, it opens the door to much more serious and widespread censorship. It’s again troubling how quickly many in the copyright realm ignore the nature of this slippery slope.