[NEWS]Here we go again~ Forget SOPA/PIPA... Meet CISPA :)

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CISPA = Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

Quoted directly from techdirt

While most folks are looking elsewhere, it appears that Congress is trying to see if it can sneak an absolutely awful "cybersecurity" bill through Congress. We've discussed how there's been some fighting on the Senate side concerning which cybersecurity bill to support, but there's a similar battle going on in the House, and it appears that the Rogers-Ruppersberger bill, known as CISPA (for Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) or HR 3523 is winning out, with a planned attempt to move it through Congress later this month. The bill is awful -- and yet has somehow already gained over 100 sponsors . In an attempt to pretend that this isn't a "SOPA-like" problem, the supporters of this bill are highlighting the fact that Facebook, Microsoft and TechAmerica are supporting this bill.

However, this is a terrible bill for a variety of reasons. Even if we accept the mantra that new cybersecurity laws are needed (despite a near total lack of evidence to support this -- and, no, fearmongering about planes falling from the sky doesn't count), this bill has serious problems. As CDT warned when this bill first came out, it's way too broad and overreaching:
However, the bill goes much further, permitting ISPs to funnel private communications and related information back to the government without adequate privacy protections and controls. The bill does not specify which agencies ISPs could disclose customer data to, but the structure and incentives in the bill raise a very real possibility that the National Security Agency or the DOD’s Cybercommand would be the primary recipient.
If it's confusing to keep track of these different cybersecurity bills, the ACLU has put together a handy dandy (scary) chart (pdf) comparing them all. And what comes through loud and clear is that the Rogers-Ruppersberger CISPA bill will allow for much greater information sharing of companies sending private communication data to the government -- including the NSA, who has been trying very, very hard to get this data, not for cybersecurity reasons, but to spy on people. CISPA has broad definitions, very few limits on who can get the data, almost no limitations on how the government can use the data (i.e. they can use it to monitor, not just for cybersecurity reasons) and (of course) no real oversight at all for how the data is (ab)used.

CDT has put together a reasonable list of 8 things that should be done if politicians don't want to turn cybersecurity into a new SOPA, but so far, Congress is ignoring nearly all of them. Similarly, EFF is asking people to speak out against CISPA , noting that it basically creates a cybersecurity exemption to all existing laws. If the government wants your data, it just needs to claim that it got it for "cybersecurity purposes" and then it can do pretty much whatever it wants.

This is a really bad bill and it looks like it's going to pass unless people speak up.
...2012 is a pretty hectic year, no? With ACTA still not completely cleansed off of people's mind to catch their breath...

...Now this.
Stay on your tiptoes.

(for your trivial interest, I didn't even laid my eyes a bit on the article. Simply put, I'm tired of them American politicians.)
Here we go again? What the heck? something worse than SOPA and PIPA is coming? GG
meh, the same shit under different name camouflage >.<
Nah i think theyve always been crazy but were actually noticing this time =.=
What do they(politicians) gain from all these Acts, seriously(beside money)?
Do tell me it's for the greater good of humankind.
Mehs... pretty sure its some stupid rich people complaining about poor people somehow getting stuff that they overprice for cheaper/free
And that epople dont want to realize that they failed hard.

The music industry first had their problem with Napster. Many people were using it since it was free. Then music industry realized that they had to change their ways and now íTunes is making lots of money with offereing an improved service to get music.

What happened with the music industry? They had their problems with P2P. They tried to stop it with their mass lawsuits but failed. Instead of now also coming up witha better business model with which they could get money from the people they did nothing. Then RapidShare and MegaUpload came. They managed to gets lots of money with it. RapidShare propably even much more then MegaUpload. Now movie industry tries to kill this again (with wich they propably will fail). They just failed to use that concept themselves...

Edit: And apperantly the artists themselves also werent really against the OCHs:
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They never learn =.= Its called selective listening and ignoring facts that dont support their ideas/wants...
I think its simple stupidity.

The only thing in their brain: I WANT LOTS OF $$$
What they saw at Christian Schmidt (RapidShare) and Kim Dotcom: They did lots of $$$

Normal reaction: Copy and slightly modify their businesmodel to get $$$
Their reaction: (Unsucessfully) try to break down their business and cry about wanting more $$$
Too much other people to replace anything they screw with :/ And if they decide to copy then all their complains go down the drain and theyll probably feel pretty stupid... Hmm so it might be pride motivating them since theres obviously little to no rational thought
I like my privacy, thank you... I also like being able to accidentally acquire any game or movie I want.
Politician - people that didn't do things what they supposed to do - representing the common people!
Not controlling the people.

And I ain't just talking about the US Congress(wo)men, but all the politicians in the world.
But not all of them are rotten, there are a few rare ones that really are believe in their duty as a people's representative.

*OK, I think that's enough politic for me for the time being.
So... We all agree. SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/CISPA is bad. And we shouldn't talk about Politics or Religion because we don't all know each other and such things tend to be offensive? :P

Although, being on the internet, I think we are all probably more accepting of differences than others would be and, therefore, could technically talk to each other maturely about such things without sparking up anything more than a heated debate. Witty banter, my friends. But I digress, I'm babbling and I must stop. :x
i've given up. is that bad? seems they do whatever they want regardless, one way or another.
Hm...I think the majority of those support is to squeeze more money, not because of a sense of justice
Its all about money in the end :/ If there was no money to be made then there would be much less people bothering with it...
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