Game Five: It is game five in the “Who Controls The Internet Game” that congress has been playing lately, five bills that have nothing to do with security. Yet not one jobs bill has been written, voted on or attempted by this Congress. It’s making people sick enough to turn politics right out of their lives.
The internet has barely recovered from the outrageous bill in January called SOPA, PIPA and last October ACTA when another ball of misguided legislation comes out of the gate in Congress this week called CISPA.
CISPA also has the same bi-partisan player support as the last time in the game of “who will control” the internet it appears Congress is laying claim to a property they do not own. The World Wide Web.
In the same manner as the four other bills, Congress has eliminated the judicial system with no recourse for US businesses considered a threat by some bureaucrat in Washington.
The bill actually allows the government to share with private corporations, people’s private communications and information without a warrant and with a broad definition of ” cybersecurity” as their reasoning.
The bill will be debated tomorrow and a vote will be held on Friday, April 27th, 2012 decided by persons who are ignorant of the internet and it properties.
Again as with the four other bills CISPA is open to abuse, indiscriminate invasion of privacy, whimsical reasoning of what constitutes a security threat with large and broad definition of that term.
The Obama administration has stated out front that the President will Veto this bill and any bill that offers no reasoning, no validity and is merely a power grab by the movie industry and Chris Dodd’s pals.
There are five bills either pending a vote or planned in this Congress that deal with internet control, censorship or limits on business innovation since the mid-term election.
The players are representatives and senators who have accepted funds for their vote in both Houses and this includes Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
The list is getting longer each month as they drag out the masterpiece bills called SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, CFSAand now CISPA. CISPA is coming to a vote this week, again wasting precious time for the nonsensical ideology of Hollywood moguls, corporate interests and security companies.
This latest bill like all the others is fronted by none other than Chris Dodd, a former Democrat Senator who is now the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, a Hollywood lobby group for which he draws a huge salary.
Dodd is lobbying his former associates to support this ill-conceived idea that either the government, corporations, the FBI or security companies should control the world wide web to prevent a few pirates from sneaking content on the net.
The bills thus far, demonstrate these people, have no idea what they are doing, their damage to commerce will be irreparable and the whole idea is illegal. The US does not have legal rights to claim ownership of the “global internet”.
The waste of time in terms of Congressional hours spent voting these bills are costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Unfortunately the people who are drafting these bills are neither internet experts or knowledgeable on internet technology or how it operates and creates jobs.
Another Chris Dodd Production
Didn’t make it as a Senator-Bombs as Hollywood’s God of the Internet
Actually, Chris Dodd is legally barred from lobbying for two years after leaving Congress and within months he accepted this position as CEO, Chairman of the Board and King Pin in the Motion Picture industry.
“Recently retired Senator from Connecticut Christopher Dodd said upon leaving office he would not seek to become a corporate lobbyist. But that was two months ago, and times change. The former five-term Democratic senator announced yesterday he accepted a job as head of the Motion Picture Association of America.
Technically, Dodd is legally barred from becoming a lobbyist for two years after leaving the Senate” Tim Cogitorium