Senator: Web censorship bill a "bunker-busting cluster bomb": "That's due to resistance from people like Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), who announced at a separate trade hearing of his own yesterday that he was going to 'take the necessary steps to stop [COICA] from passing the United States Senate.'
'It seems to me that online copyright infringement is a legitimate problem,' he said in the midst of his questioning, 'but it seems to me that COICA as written is the wrong medicine. Deploying this statute to combat online copyright infringement seems almost like using a bunker-busting cluster bomb when what you really need is a precision-guided missile.'
'The collateral damage of this statute could be American innovation, American jobs, and a secure Internet.'
Ed Black, CEO of computing industry trade group CCIA, was testifying at the hearing, and he agreed that COICA was a 'good example of what not to do in an important, complicated digital ecosystem.'"