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Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs
Posted By admin On February 4, 2012 @ 4:40 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
February 4, 2012
It took an Internet-wide outcry from millions of voters to prompt Rep. Lamar Smith, author of the Stop Online Piracy Act, to postpone a vote  on the controversial Hollywood-backed bill.
Now Smith, a conservative Texas Republican , is being targeted a second time: for championing legislation that would require Internet service providers to keep track of their customers, in case police want to review those logs in the future. His bill is called H.R. 1981 .
The latest campaign is designed to build on last month’s remarkable protests , which included Wikipedia going dark for a day and Google and Amazon.com posting anti-SOPA warnings  on their home pages. Irate voters overwhelmed  the U.S. Senate’s Web site and, importantly, demonstrated to politicians that Internet users could be a potent political force .
“This is yet another government assault on the Internet and its users,” said Demand Progress  Executive Director David Segal . “We taught Congress a lesson last month: we need to do to H.R. 1981 what we did to SOPA, and make it clear to Lamar Smith and the rest of Congress that they can’t run roughshod over Internet freedom.”
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 CNet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57371426-281/anti-sopa-forces-have-isp-snooping-bill-in-their-crosshairs/?tag=rb_content;contentBody
 postpone a vote: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57363243-281/protect-ip-sopa-supporters-vow-not-to-give-up-fight/
 conservative Texas Republican: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57343367-281/meet-sopa-author-lamar-smith-hollywoods-favorite-republican/
 H.R. 1981: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.01981:
 remarkable protests: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57360754-281/wikipedia-google-blackout-sites-to-protest-sopa/
 posting anti-SOPA warnings: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57360223-261/google-will-protest-sopa-using-popular-home-page/
 overwhelmed: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57361322-281/protect-ip-sopa-protests-knock-senate-web-sites-offline/
 a potent political force: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57369739-281/how-republican-opposition-derailed-sopa-and-protect-ip/
 Demand Progress: http://www.demandprogress.org/
 David Segal: http://blog.demandprogress.org/people/
 Rep. Lamar Smith removes key provision from SOPA: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rep-lamar-smith-removes-key-provision-from-sopa.html
 New version of SOPA copyright bill, old complaints: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-version-of-sopa-copyright-bill-old-complaints.html
 Vint Cerf: SOPA means ‘unprecedented censorship’ of the Web: http://www.prisonplanet.com/vint-cerf-sopa-means-unprecedented-censorship-of-the-web.html
 SOPA and PIPA Fully Alive — And a New Bill Joins Them: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sopa-and-pipa-fully-alive-and-a-new-bill-joins-them.html
 Don’t Be Fooled: The Horrible Anti-Internet Bill Is NOT Being Shelved Until Next Year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/don%e2%80%99t-be-fooled-the-horrible-anti-internet-bill-is-not-being-shelved-until-next-year.html
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