In a strange call to the US government At&T seem to want some kangaroo court set up to ensure they are not cast in a bad light.http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/04/att-calls-for-us-3-strikes-tribunal-web-censorship.ars
AT&T thinks that getting the US government into website blocking would be a pretty terrific idea. AT&T suggests that the Department of Justice "create and maintain a list of international websites known to host and traffic in infringed copyrighted works."
After "thorough investigation and governmental due process," the Department of Justice could simply require ISPs to block all access to those sites.
If the government wants to get into the enforcement business, AT&T would be fine with that. Actually, the company would be more than fine with the proposal—it suggests that the government get into the business of adjudicating such cases and dishing out penalties.
This might sound like a role for the courts, but AT&T and rightsholders argue that the current legal process is simply too slow and too expensive to deal wisely with online copyright infringement.
Today's whining copyright zealots are very likely tomorrows monopoly billionaires, and the continued granting of excessive legislation under the banner of "rights-holder" protectionism is both anti consumer and anti democratic, one is forced to ask just why the law of copyright exists when its main terms of reference are now seriously outmoded and the creative genius element is little in evidence in more and more claims for protection brought by the Cartels fat cat middle-men.
Greedy record labels who are mostly by little coincidence owned by 4 major labels who already get 9/10 of the revenue from any recorded music sales , how fat do these parasites need to get before fact-blind politicians see the light ?