CISPA passed in House

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I thought there was already a thread on CISPA, but apparently not. So I'm starting one. CISPA passed the House along party lines. It remains to be seen what's going to happen in the Senate. Obama is threatening to veto, but of course it's an election year and he'll say anything. He could veto now just to get votes; then, assuming he wins, sign it into law after it's reintroduced. Anyway, one rep compared it to 1984:

    Rep. Hank Johnson compares CISPA to ’1984′
    And at TechDirt:
    The CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Is No SOPA, but It's Bad Enough
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  3. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    The EFF’s Timm says he sees the House’s early vote on CISPA as an attempt by its author, representative Mike Rogers, to squeeze the bill through before its opposition grew any stronger.

    I agree. They're trying to avoid a SOPA situation. But yeah, this is a nightmare.
     

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