Apr. 16th, 2012

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] pellimusprime at SOPA 2.0: Will they never give up?! ARGH. Boost this, fList.
From [personal profile] speak_me_fair 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 during the week of April 23. 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

The dark side is not giving up so we must continue to fight the good fight.

Also, links:

The text of CISPA.

A CISPA resource page.

From Forbes Magazine: The Fight For The Internet Continues: Could CISPA Be The Next SOPA?

A list of the corporations supporting CISPA.

From Digital Journal: Move over SOPA & PIPA: Here comes CISPA - 'net censorship updated

From Wired: Internet SOPA/PIPA Revolt: Don’t Declare Victory Yet

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