US Senate Trying To Sneak In New SOPA Bill?

After the internet bandied up together and killed SOPA, you'd think the government would be a little weary of introducing SOPA-like bills less the internet start a revolution and start calling out dumb politicians. Guess not though, because it looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid still wants to censor the internet with a new bill hidden under the mask of cybersecurity. SOPA in sheep's clothing.

According to The Daily Caller, details about the bill are "shrouded in secrecy" though "clues available to the public suggest that the bill might be stronger" than previous bills and "broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the internet". Supposedly, Reid will couch the new SOPA with some sort of cybersecurity bill to create a Frankenstein monster law. Of course, this is all conjecture, which means nothing is really happening yet but it's clear that the government wants something to happen.

We don't want to cry wolf on this bill but it's clear that the government has full intention in creating laws that'll shackle down the free reign of the Internet. When will they learn. We'll keep an eye on this as it progresses. [The Daily Caller]


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    The desired provisions will eventually make it into a bill passed during an environmental disaster that interrupts simulated terrorist incident training on Christmas Eve. Or something like that.

    Here's an idea: anyone who facilitates the passage of a law for which even the question of constitutionality arises is punishable by indefinite imprisonment in a neighborhood of median-or-lower socio-economic status.

    Hands up anyone who didn't see this coming? I really hope their press is up to the job of keeping an eye on this sort of shit. Unfortunately most of it is run and owned by either the extreme left or the extreme right There are very few independent journalists anymore!

    I find it funny that the US Government thinks it has utmost authority over the internet. Copyright law - yeah sure, they have the right to protect the copying and un-authorised use of US owned materials all around the world if they want to do so. But the US cannot enforce non-anonymity on the internet except for upon its own citizens, anything beyond that is unwarranted espionage no matter what kind of "anti-terrorism" bill they try to label it with.

    In other news relevant to Australia....

    ACTA in conjunction with TPP are set to path the way for internet control in Australia.

    Won't every country outside the U.S. just sue Hollywood for plagiarizing their films? epic backfire.

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