SOPA has reincarnated as CISPA

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Apr 5, 2012

SOPA has reincarnated as CISPA by Hyro-Sama at 4:53 PM (5,742 Views / 12 Likes) 75 replies

  1. Hyro-Sama
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    The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is a bill similar to the Stop Online Piracy Act that’s gaining traction in the U.S. House of Representatives.
    H.R. 3532, similarly to SOPA, emphasizes digital piracy and file sharing, while also considering the infringement of intellectual property as a security threat. The House bill has gained more than 100 sponsors thus far.
    Under CISPA, Internet service providers and other companies could be forced to share user data with government agencies.
    “[CISPA] would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’ exemption to all existing laws,” according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
    Among EFF’s concerns is the bill’s vague language, in that companies like Google, Facebook or Twitter could intercept emails, text messages or browsing habits, transmit it to each other or to government agencies and then modify the communications to remove infringing or threatening material, or simply block the data from getting to its destination all together.
    SOPA and its Senate companion bill the PROTECT IP Act were shelved in January following mass online protests from major Web companies and digital freedom advocates. European protests against the Anti-Counterfieting Trade Agreement compelled many EU countries to delay or drop ratification of the treaty.
    The American Civil Liberties Union has objected to these and similar bills and created a detailed chart of all of the current cyber security and antipiracy proposals.



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    Fuck off U.S. Gov't. Stop trying to police the whole world.
     
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    Here comes the slacktavists and government haters who will probably keep hatin' when the bill gets shut down again like SOPA.

    I can't wait.
     
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    Please, not this again.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Internet superheroes! Gotta love the reception of this :P
     
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    This one will be taken down, then a new unstoppable act will take its place and will be as legal as cigars to +18 aged people.
     
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    Don't you just love how our government does these things for our benefit? Sodding wankers.... And for the record, I don't like the ACLU at all, but this is one thing I can agree with them on. And did it say that ISPs want my personal information to pass on to Big Brother? Fine by me, but I don't recall anyone ever saying it had to be correct information, right?
     
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    Ah for fcuk sake. Not again. (-_-)

    Getting tired of this siht.
     
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    It makes me so proud to be an American, when shit like this gets pumped out by our old man government that for some reason people keep voting into office.
     
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    Why am I not surprised?

    From http://intelligence.house.gov/press-release/co-sponsors-top-100-rogers-ruppersberger-bipartisan-cyber-bill

    Why am I not surprised.
     
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    I do love it, especially how they shot down that SOPA/PIPA bill because the public didn't like it.

    Goddamn wankers, always going against the people they protect, how dare they!
     
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    ^ Just this - says it all.
     
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    well its game over i mean cmon most file sharing sites are shutting down, since megaupload, and pirate bay is being hit left and right with lawsuits and attempts to shut down although they are making those flying robots that will act as servers around cities
     
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    Can someone PLEASE kick all those responsible for this abortive bill square in the balls so hard that their posterity will feel the pain?
     
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    they obviously have to push it through in some way now that they have ratified acta, so if this bill dies there will be another one and another one and so on simply because they have to after agreeing with the acta.
     
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    This doesn't surprise me one bit. They are doing it wrong.
     
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    Can't help but feeling exactly this way.... It's no use, we're fucked anyway.
     
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    I will personally go to America, sponsor CISPA if they add some small print to ban MLP from the Internet.

    Spy on me all you want, at least I don't have picture folders full of cartoon ponies!
     
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