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.
Hello folks, I’ve been thinking about SOPA/PIPA and the EU-revisions too since the 18th. There’s something great about the Internet/World-Wide Web. It’s a unique creation. It is not confined to a country or state. It fact it actually behaves like a country. We have an economy, we decide what is acceptable or not. Hell, we the Users have written the Code of Conduct for the Internet.
When we are being invaded by another country we fight. When internal-struggles get out of control we have the tools to put people in a ‘time-out’. We can decide what is good and bad and we can gather supporters for our ideas from everywhere. It is kind of amazing and frightening at the same time. People can make a living writing blogs or making things for other users to enjoy. Sometimes they use copyrighted matierial but most of the time people are sensible enough to add a link or description of the original-source.
To the governments of the Earth, the Internet is a chaotic unregulated beast that needs to be chained and prodded into submission. I disagree. Beneath the seeming chaos of the surface we are bound by order. Our Code of Conduct, though unwritten, is what keeps us from falling apart and unites us as one. The Internet is constantly evolving and we evolve with it. As we interact with it, it changes in little or big ways. However, at our core we keep a simple mantra: Every-user is equal. Every-user has the right to say whatever they want. Every-user has the right to disagree or agree with a statement. Every-user can decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong.
I am Liz and I am Weavercat. I am a citizen of the United States of America and a citizen of the Internet. I as long as wi-fi is available I am a proud User of the Internet.
Let us all just take a moment to remember what the internet is really for.
The truly funny thing? This song is basically the story of my life when I entered public school. Seriously. It was basically exactly like this.