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(The Hill)   Lawmakers amending CISPA behind closed doors because [REDACTED]   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2013-04-04 10:54:04 AM  
3 votes:
If you think it's a coincidence that everyone in government and media is all hyped-up on "cybersecurity" right now, think again.

It's an organized campaign by media-rights holders and their lobbyists to set the stage for a stupidly over-reaching new series of laws that claim to combat cyber-crime but in reality will be used to prosecute music-pirates (who I agree are committing civil offenses and are subject to lawsuits - but the public resources needed to prosecute them as criminals are a silly waste).
2013-04-04 10:48:24 AM  
2 votes:

xanadian: MindStalker: cman: It is possible that the reason why it is a closed session might be due to some intellectual property that, if pirates could get ahold of it, they may be able to render it useless. Of course this is pure speculation, just one idea out there.

You realize that this mostly deals with national secrets. The protection of intellectual property is just a side part.  It really should be separate issues dealt with separately, but whatever.

Both of these.

When the final draft of the legislation gets done up, THEN we can pick it apart.

I expect to be amazed with how quickly this can go from finished legislation to passing both houses and onto the President's desk.

I'm prepared to see record speed (for this congress).
2013-04-04 10:40:10 AM  
1 vote:
...because fark you that's why.

The first one brought unholy hell (and internet blackouts). The second one brought less-unholy hell, but still failed because of public outrage. This time, they're drafting, debating and likely voting behind closed doors because "national security".

And yet I doubt there will be much substantive difference between nuCISPA, CISPA and whatever the first one was called.

// and Rand Paul likely won't filibuster, also "because national security" (he's a pussy)
2013-04-04 10:21:03 AM  
1 vote:
It looks bad when special interest groups hand out the checks.
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