Image by DonkeyHotey CISPA – another bad law that undermines citizen rights while purporting to solve a problem.
"They" won’t be satisfied until they completely bypass the 4th Ammendment. "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." This is part of a never ending rain of over broad legal maneuvers designed to limit citizen’s rights of property and free speech including: SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, the DMCA, Sonny Bono Act and more.
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Much of the internet took part in a major protest today against the proposed SOPA and PIPA legistlation – laws that under the guise of fighting piracy would give the government the power to significantly damage the fundemantal openness of the internet. Google blacked out their logo. Wikipedia went dark. Wired censored their headlines.