Saturday, January 21, 2012

Internet Wars: New Bill H.R.1981, SOPA and PIPA's Evil Cousin

SOPA's defeat this past Friday in Congress and after massive protests  took place on Wednesday in opposition of both bills that would censor the internet similar to China, is not the end of the War against the Internet. Thanks to the massive protest over a 162 million people viewed Wikipedia's Anti-SOPA message and Google collected 7 million petition signatures in opposing both SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), but new legislation has been introduced by Senator Lamar Smith, the same guy who introduced SOPA to limit the free flow of information. H.R. 1981, or " Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers ACT 2011", is using The Fight against Child Pornography to severely censor the internet here in the U.S. The Legislation Bill if passed, would allow your internet service provider to track your credit card purchases or your online banking activity among other things, through storing your IP info and your search history for 18 months at a time. We won the battle this past Friday to save the Internet, but now we must keep fighting and win the  war!

-"The Unblind", Opening One Eye at a time.

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