California is taking its anti-tampering law a step further by banning all “any content” on any website that it deems to be infringing.
The law, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, also bars any “unlawful, illegal or deceptive” use of a “digital domain name.”
It also bans “any website that uses, or promotes any material that violates this section,” including those that promote “piracy, counterfeiting, or counterfeiting.”
California is one of a few states that have banned the use of online services that provide content, including torrents, but has not banned the entire site.
The state has said that it will not be imposing its anti of the year law on websites that do not share any content with it.
The bill is currently in the hands of the Senate, and it could go to the Assembly as early as next week.
A bill similar to California’s was introduced last year by Assemblyman Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, and was not taken up by the legislature.