learn about CISPA
I know I only have three music related posts, but this is pretty important at the moment.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is an act put forth by Rep. Mike Rogers in Nov. 2011. It passed in the House in April 2012, but failed to gain support in the Senate, which was working on its own version of a cyber security bill at the time.
Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger intend to bring the bill back to the House on Wednesday.
What is CISPA:
An amendment to the National Security Act of 1947, that will allow private companies to give information on what could be considered potential cyber threats to the government.
According to an article from Gigaom, CISPA is “good in theory,” but the broad reach of the bill is what is causing a problem with many privacy advocates. The articles also touches on how companies that were against SOPA, such as Facebook, support CISPA.
Why are people for it:
Companies such as AT&T and Facebook support CISPA because it makes sharing information with the government easier should there be a need to.
Why are people against it:
The issue of privacy. A company can hand over your information to the government without telling you it’s doing so. Also, according the infographic created by Lumin Interactive, the bill contains language addressing “theft or misappropriation of government information or intellectual property,” which could mean “wrongful borrowing” of anything from software to music.
Is this a continuation of SOPA and PIPA?
Many who are against CISPA say yes, it’s SOPA 2.0. However, other, such as Zach Walton of WebProNews, don’t believe it will bring about an “Orwellian society,” an idea consistently thrown out by bloggers and commenters.
- Wikipedia Article on CISPA
- CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Will Resurface This Year
- Ruppersberger: House Intelligence Committee to re-introduce CISPA this year
- ‘Privacy killer’ CISPA is coming back, whether you like it or not
- Controversial CISPA Cyber-Security Bill Returns Next Week
- White House Cyber Order and Renewed CISPA Both Expected This Week
- CISPA: The rhetoric vs. the reality
- CISPA’s Back: Hacking, Online Espionage Resurrect Cybersecurity Bill (theintelhub.com)
- House Intelligence Committee Collaborating With Obama Administration On New CISPA (webpronews.com)
- CISPA Sponsor Promises New CISPA Bill – Sponsor Dutch Ruppersberger Says He’s Working on Concerns (dslreports.com)
- Forget privacy reforms, CISPA is coming back on Wednesday in its exact previous form (thenextweb.com)
- The New CISPA Won’t Be Any Different From The Old CISPA (webpronews.com)
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