Congresswoman asks Reddit community to help write bill targeted at bogus copyright takedowns

Internet 2012 Bus

California Representative Zoe Lofgren has asked Redditors to help draft legislation to protect domains from being erroneously seized for copyright infringement. Lofgren says she was inspired by Reddit’s response to SOPA — not only was Reddit one of the most prominent sites to black out in protest of the copyright enforcement bill, it attempted to crowdsource its own alternative. More recently, it launched the “Internet 2012 Bus” to lobby for tech issues.

“I promise to carefully consider all recommendations; I can’t, of course, promise that every suggestion can be incorporated.”

This proposed bill would attempt to build extra checks into the process of seizing a domain for distributing pirated material, requiring the government to…

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