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[ NNSquad ] Redrafted US cyber security act could still threaten internet freedom

Redrafted US cyber security act could still threaten internet freedom

http://j.mp/OOcEZQ  (Computing UK)

    The latest draft of the US Cybersecurity Act could restrict internet
    freedom and result in the prosecutions of ISPs and peer-to-peer media
    sharers.  The Act failed to pass in February 2012, but Senator Joseph
    Lieberman and his supporters have returned with a redraft, which they
    want passed as quickly as possible in order to address the "clear and
    present danger" of cyber criminality and aggression.  Critics,
    however, believe alterations to the bill that promise a
    "public-private partnership" may actually represent a more serious
    problem for those the bill may be enforced against, arguing that there
    are echoes of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the similar
    Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) lurking within the
    "compromise" Lieberman offers.

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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