Is back with SOPA…
Well, sort of. It’s no longer called SOPA. It’s now called the “Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011.”
Now, don’t get me wrong. Child pornography is an issue and must be killed. The bastards involved in it deserve worse than 4 dozen with the cat. However, this must be done by reasonable means. By logic means. And not by assuming every user on the internet is guilty until proven innocent.
This bill also changes 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.
So instead of hunting the pedo pages, instead of finding the IPs of people visiting them (and then get warrants to get the user data from the ISPs), instead of going directly after the actual criminals… We go after everyone else and assume everyone is guilty until proven innocent.
It was clear that the old straw-man argument “protect the children” would eventually be used. Some German politicians have been riding this train against the internet for years. Counter Strike teaches you to shoot a gun and is a “Killerspiel” (killer game). GTA is a game that allows you to rape women and the more women you rape, the higher your score is (media claim in Germany.) Many people who play FPS are Nazis (another media claim in Germany.) In order to protect the children and to fight crime we must outright restrict access to the internet.
I’m getting sick and tired of this. The men and women thinking up such unconstitutional “laws” lack any and all understanding of technology. They can barely turn on their computers. Now they want ISPs to store your data and give it to them whenever they please.
Next they’ll want your bank data to fight “tax evasion.” Hey, what could possibly go wrong with any of that? It’s the government, you can trust them. Yeah, right.
Lamar Smith has to go. It’s time this fascist is voted out of his comfy chair.