SOPA reemerges as CISPA

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    Another online censorship bill has emerged. This time the SOPA-like bill the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Information Act. Is up for debate.

    The bill allows private companies to monitor your internet usage and hand this information over to the government in the name of cyber security. Critics have warned the bill is too broad and too open too interpretation. Posing a potential threat to the so-far largely unregulated and free internet!

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    http://rt.com/usa/news/cispa-bill-sopa-internet-175/

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/worse-th...rsecurity.html

    Thoughts? Will the CISPA bill get peoples blood boiling as much as SOPA did? Or is this the end of internet freedom as we know it?

    Discuss my friends! :popcorn:


    Thread started at Forum 4 Politics on 04-04-2012 03:44 PM
     
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    Unfortunately, it looks like telecoms will continuously push for ways to censor and control the internet via the pawns they've bought off in our Congress.
     
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    Maybe they should focus on online gambling and bogus "pay to play" issues to recoup money.
     
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    They have, somewhat, although some would say they've been overzealous.
     
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    Private companies, eh? I'm beyond tired of seeing this evil, corrupt congress violating the Constitution and shredding our rights. Any member who votes for this should be put in jail for life for treason.
     
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    I wish... this time around, it was Michael Rogers of Wisconsin that introduced the bill. I hope that (*)(*)(*)(*)er gets burned in his next election.
     
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    What a dumbass. He champions authoritarianism so much that he'd potentially be a martyr for it? I hope he loses in a landslide.
     
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    It's worse than SOPA. I made a thread on it, but people don't care.
     
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    People from both sides do though. Oddly enough, it's one of the few issues where both RussiaToday and FreedomWorks agree on something. The problem is that there are also supporters of it on both sides.
     
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    In the Words of Mike Rogers himself

    But dangerous economic predators, including nation-states like China, use the Internet to steal valuable information from American companies and unfairly compete with our economy. The cost is staggering. Years of effort and billions of dollars in research and development, strategic business plans, communications, and other sensitive data—all are lost in seconds. The victims span all sectors of our economy, from small businesses to large pharmaceutical, biotech, defense, and IT corporations. Additionally, our industrial control systems, utilities networks, and critical infrastructure are at risk of sabotage.

    You see, he's only trying to help us. It's for our own good.
     
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    I hate inform all you internet libertarians. But the internet isn't going to be a completely uncontrolled anarchy forever. It is growing dangerous to both Governments and Private financial institutions. At some point the potential for harm from internet will be so great, that there will be no choice but to regulate it at some point.

    Freedom that exists in a vacuum isn't freedom, it's anarchy.
     
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    Ask yourself what it is the govt wishes to police. Intellectual property rights are already under a form of regulation as a result of current laws. Is it necessary to change and improve such laws and does the current bill represent the necessary change without curtailing existing rights? I haven't seen the text of the bill yet but any bill containing ambiguous language does jeopardize the rights of the innocent. We have every reason to be concerned.
     
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    The problem is the internet is full of millions of people who think that intellectual property isn't real, that private networks are open game for digital exploration and therefore they have a human right to steal without paying the creators of the property, or to digitally trespass where they aren't authorized to be and they have a huge interest in allowing the theft to continue.

    What happens when the only solution to the problem is the curtailing of rights? What if there is no 'easy' solution?

    Just because something is "virtual" doesn't mean it isn't real and that it can't be owned.
     
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