Techdirt has a post entitled Can We Please Have Politicians Understand The Internet Before They Regulate It? that talks about the proposed Canadian private members bill intended to rid the Net of offending stuff. It uses the kill a fly with a sledgehammer approach.
Techdirt pulls no punches, saying that it is: a bizarre bit of proposed legislation that is typical of other “protect the children!” laws that politicians love to propose without actually understanding what they’re talking about. This one is pretty ridiculous…
Michael Geist mentioned it as well. He prefaced some details with: The bill itself includes (and I am not making this up):
Its kind of scary to see this kind of bill being seriously proposed. At least its a private members bill, which rarely go anywhere. I sometimes wonder if these types of proposals are serious – or whether they are intended to anchor our expectations so when the real thing arrives it doesn’t look as outrageous.