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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Activists plan week of protests against new House cybersecurity legislation

The enemies of liberty never give up in their quest to control the Internet. From SOPA/PIPA to now CISPA, Congress keeps hatching new schemes to facilitate the take-over of the Internet. Even the ACLU is on the side of liberty and a government free Internet.
In an attempt to re-create the backlash that killed anti-piracy legislation earlier this year, activists are planning a “week of action” beginning on Monday to protest the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Many of the groups leading the protest are veterans of the fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Free Press, Fight for the Future and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Brock Meeks, a spokesman for the Center for Democracy and Technology, said the protest will rely on similar tactics as the ones used to derail the anti-piracy bills, potentially including petitions and phone calls to members of Congress.
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