Is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act the new version of SOPA?
blackdog 2 years ago
There was a lot of grassroots opposition that pushed back against SOPA, but now I see that a new bill has been introduced in the House. The bill, sponsored by Mike Rodgers (R-MI) is called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CIPSA), and would enable companies to bypass laws to use "cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property" of the company. It doesn't really spell out what using "cybersecurity systems" means, but it defines cybersecurity in a way that specifically includes intellectual property. Does this really mean that what the MPAA and RIAA wanted in SOPA is just being repackaged as a way to protect against "threats" aka "it's for the children"? What is there to prevent this from being used to monitor communications and block websites just like SOPA was intended to do?
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