Refusing to Answer for Policy Reasons

December 30, 2011

Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett continues to expand upon the SOPA debate by examining the design of DNS in this blog for The Hill. He recognizes that not everyone likes the idea of using technical measures to reduce the incidence of crime on the Internet; but indicates that Response Policy and anti-spam measures have drawn considerable fire from Internet traditionalists and ardent free speech mavens. It’s unreasonable to claim that these measures are the products of “Internet ignorance” simply because Congress is not over-stocked with members who can describe Secure DNS in exacting detail; they’re consistent with the long-standing design of DNS.

It seems that SOPA’s technical critics may have forgotten a detail or two about this part of the Internet themselves.