While a lot of people are minding their toilet paper inventories, some really game-changing legislation is under way that would essentially remove first amendment protections for digital providers. It is called EARN-IT. In short, providers like registrars and hosts could be sued into oblivion because of content that does not align with "best practices" that is found on websites. A draft of the bill is attached. The EFF is starting to brief folks about some important legislation that impacts domain owners. Optics aside, this is not about kids. We already have COPPA to protect kids. From what I can gather so far, EARN-IT is far more Draconian than SOPA and PIPA of 2012. If someone really wanted to control narratives, EARN-IT is looking like an obvious path to do it. If passed, it has obvious implications for NamePros and forums generally as no site owner with a pot to p*ss in would want to be responsible for user generated content. Who here is following this story?