Saturday, May 5, 2012

Al Jazeera English: CISPA: The Keyboard Cops

New York, NY - "Almost no one had read the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) before it was rushed through the United States House of Representatives in late April and sent to the Senate. CISPA is the successor to SOPA, the "anti-piracy" bill that was recently defeated after an outcry from citizens and Internet companies. SOPA, framed by its proponents in terms of protecting America's entertainment industry from theft, would have shackled content providers and users, and spawned copycat legislation around the world, from Canada and the United Kingdom to Israel and Australia."

Microsoft dropped its support for the law because it would allow the US government to force any Internet business to hand over information about its users' online activities.

graphic: the Daily Sheeple

see the original article:  CISPA: The Keyboard Cops - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

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