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11 April 2012 @ 10:16 pm
CISPA is the new SOPA  
Originally posted by aimmyarrowshigh at CISPA is the new SOPA
Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

medleymistymedleymisty on April 12th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
turnerwolfturnerwolf on April 12th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
I find it amusing that this is only appearing now. This bill was introduced last November.

Facebook is a supporter of the bill.

Also, as it stands now, sponsors are rumored to be amending it because OF how SOPA failed. To make it a bill designed to deal with cyber threats but also to protect research and development. There would be a clause that would prevent companies and the government from using any information gathered unless the information had to do with a cyber threat.

Eh. I'm not too concerned.
Astraea: anakin vs. obi-wanlady_leia_solo on April 12th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
I don't know, I'm still a bit worried about it.
night_owl_9: Shakespeare - all the world's a stagenight_owl_9 on April 12th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Reposted and signed the petition!