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02.12.13

Honour Aaron by Fighting CISPA

Posted in Intellectual Monopoly, Site News at 3:58 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Aaron

Summary: CISPA rears its ugly head again, so action from the public is needed

TECHRIGHTS has expanded somewhat in terms of scope and focus, as our daily links help reflect. Swartz, who was involved in Wikileaks, i.e. transparency and accountability, fought against SOPA, which is about censorship, just like CISPA, which can help shut down Wikileaks and also harm privacy. A lot of recent press propaganda will serve as pretext for cracking down on the Web with new laws. CISPA is one of them.

Obama signed an executive order for CISPA, kneeling to his bosses in Hollywood, as usual. What will you do?

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3 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    February 13, 2013 at 7:19 am

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    I am at a loss for words. CISPA was so clearly shot down before as the result of the will of the nation’s citizens. What Obama is doing here for his corporate overlords is very clearly a violation of that will and looks very much like an end-run around the democratic process.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    It’s not even unprecedented.

    Needs Sunlight Reply:

    The ACLU signed off on it:

    http://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/aclu-responds-executive-order-cybersecurity-opposes-cispa

    Rumor has it that the EFF has also, but there is no ready link yet.

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