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12 April 2012 @ 12:38 am
CISPA is the new SOPA  
I don't like spamming my f-list with these things, but if you're in the U.S. and concerned about the future of the Internet, we need to keep the momentum going.

Originally posted by night_owl_9 at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by lady_leia_solo at 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


 
 
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Mryeska_rina on April 13th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
several of my RL friends have whined about how much I post about stuff like this on FB :P But I think it's really important to spread information about this crap, no matter where we live - Censorship on the Internet will affect us all >:(