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Ron Paul On CISPA Bill.

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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 04:50 PM

Ron Paul: Corporations will ‘act as government spies’ under CISPA

I´m glad to see someone is speaking out but at the same time i´m a bit worried by the lack of outcry, compared to the SOPA and PIPA bill.

Yet most of the people who studied this bill say it´s worse then SOPA and PIPA.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, has emerged as the leading opponent of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), widely billed as a follow-up to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a controversial set of Internet regulations killed earlier this year by an online mass work stoppage protest.

CISPA explained in a summary:

The bill proposes an information sharing scheme between the National Security Agency (NSA) and corporate networks under the auspice of cyber security, and defines “cyber threat intelligence” to include details pertaining to the “theft or misappropriation” of “intellectual property.”

CISPA currently enjoys a broad base of support among some of the same companies that opposed SOPA, including Google and Facebook. The bill is expected to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives later this week despite strong opposition from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Constitution Project, Fight for the Future and others.

Some of the major coorporations that support the bill.

Business Roundtable
CTIA – The Wireless Association
Cyber, Space & Intelligence Association
The Financial Services Roundtable
Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance
Information Technology Industry Council
Internet Security Alliance
Lockheed Martin
Microsoft National
Cable & Telecommunications Association
US Chamber of Commerce US Telecom –
The Broadband Association

“Simply put, CISPA encourages some of our most successful Internet companies to act as government spies, sewing distrust in social media and chilling communications in one segment of the world economy where Americans still lead,” Paul added. “…If you believe in privacy and free markets, you should be deeply concerned about the proposed marriage of government intelligence gathering with private, profit-seeking companies.”

Why o why isn't this man getting the attention he deserves


posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:17 PM
Its a fairly simple answer..

When a sane person is in a room full of insane people, the sane person appears and is treated as if he is insane.

This is what has happened with our government.

posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:22 PM
reply to post by kn0wh0w

This is good but also a bad sign. If Ron Paul is one of the only voices being quoted coming out against the bill, it may have been bought and paid for already. What's wikipedia doing on this one?

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 06:18 AM
apparently you guys here at ATS don´t give a rats ass either.

This bill is worse than SOPA and PIPA.

namely because of the following things!

Paul called CISPA “an Internet monitoring bill” that would enable the government and corporations to review citizens’ private communications without any judicial oversight.

“It permits them to hand over your private information to government officials without a warrant, circumventing well known federal laws like the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, ” he said. “It also grants a broad immunity from lawsuits for doing so, leaving you without recourse for invasion of privacy.”

and you thought SOPA and PIPA was bad.

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:00 AM

Yep this is some scary stuff, check the audio link

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