Buzz Out Loud Lounge forum: 9 Head Hydra, OPEN NDAA CTEA ACTA COICA PIPA SOPA CIFA PL118

by: quasar-atl January 22, 2012 2:14 PM PST

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9 Head Hydra, OPEN NDAA CTEA ACTA COICA PIPA SOPA CIFA PL118

by quasar-atl - 1/22/12 2:14 PM

Hello Buzz Crew and Gang,
Just like in a mythical horror film, a nine headed hydra rears its head in attempts to devour its prey. In this case, the hydra's heads are nine pieces of legislation that tried or will make attempts at limiting Internet freedoms. There is a cyber-war underway and the battleground is taking place on tablets, desktops PCs, mobiles phones in various locations all throughout the world.

What are the nine heads to this hydra?

CTEA
U.S. Senate Bill S.505: Copyright Term Extension Act
Status: U.S. Senate vote passage of bill
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CTEA

ACTA
Bill C-32: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
Status: European Parliament passed the resolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement

COICA
United States Senate Bill S.3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
Status: Stalled in committee, rewritten into new legislation called PIPA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combating_Online_Infringement_and_Counterfeits_Act

PIPA
United States Senate Bill S.968: PROTECT IP Act
Status: Vote postponed, still in committee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PROTECT_IP_Act

SOPA
United States Senate Bill House Bill S.3261: Stop Online Piracy Act
Status: Vote postponed, still in committee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOPA

CIFA
U.S. Senate Bill S.773
Counter-Intelligence Field Activity
Status: Pentagon ordered it shutdown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterintelligence_Field_Activity

NDAA
U.S. Senate Bill S.1867: National Defense Authorization Act
Status: U.S. Senate vote passage of bill
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NDAA

OPEN
U.S. Senate Bill S.2029:
Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act
Status: Discussions are to continue in committee in 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Protection_and_Enforcement_of_Digital_Trade_Act

PL118
Private Copy Levy:
Portugal: Modifying existing law to match SOPA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_copying_levy

Just like a hydra, when one head is cut off, another takes it place. In order to kill this Internet hydra, netizens around the world will need to vote those legislators out of office. That is the only way to kill the monster before it devours all Internet freedoms.

Something to think about people.

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