He’s at it again and we need to stop it because Mr. Smith is hiding his latest proposal behind the very innocent http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.1981: titled, “Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011”.
Sounds like a good thing right? Wrong.
It would change the U.S. code Chapter 18 section 2703 Required Disclosure of Customer Communications or Records to include a requirement that your internet service provider do the following:
“A commercial provider of an electronic communication service shall retain for a period of at least one year a log of the temporarily assigned network addresses the provider assigns to a subscriber to or customer of such service that enables the identification of the corresponding customer or subscriber information under subsection (c)(2) of this section.”
Basically it allows them to store your information even if you haven’t done anything wrong and then, if something ‘suspicious’ shows up they have access to all of the information gathered before the suspicious info showed up. It’s a screw you move.
Please, reblog and tell your friends. SOPA and PIPA are suspended but Lamar Smith keeps trying to put them into other bills such as PCIP2011. Tell your state and national legislators to vote against this sneaky bill.
We are not done fighting.