Just Say, “No” to Big Brother

Hi folks.  I hold no allegience to any political party, but I do like to keep my ear to ground on political issues – particularly those that involve our technologicaly-challenged elected officials becoming the tools of old-media.  The “Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth Act” is one such moment were I feel the need to comment.

It’s not “for the children,” it’s for copyright holders who are grasping on to a dead business-model.  These folks are using elected officials, who have no real education on technological issues to mandate that people who provide wifi access points to keep user logs for 2 years.  If you don’t know what the heck that means and you have a wireless router in your home – congratulations, if these laws pass then you’ve just become a criminal.

The Bills for both houses can be found here and here.  Read them and then tell the people who who are supposed to represent you that these are incredibly terrible ideas.

3 Comments

  1. coffeezombie says:

    I read something about this the other day. Sigh…

    I would re-blog this, BTW, but I just posted my own ‘Big Brother’ post on a different topic…

  2. grizzly says:

    I don’t think that my wifi router even *can* keep user logs. And it’s unsecured, since I couldn’t get it to work securely with my laptop. Oh well. Big Brother, and all his little brothers can bite me.

  3. mel says:

    Great, another way that identity theft can occur. Anything they need to know that can target you as a watcher or buyer of porn means they are going to need to know things like your name, credit card info, etc. And as it’s all going to be stored in a nice central location. Looks like a loose loose situation for just about everyone.

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