Watch the debate in the house now:
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/ - Edit: Debate is now over)
The debate was moved up from tomorrow 4/27/2012.
The house passed CISPA 248-168; this is not the end, but it clarifies what we’re facing. To see who supported or opposed this bill, see http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll192.xml
Read the bill (It’s only 13 pages):
Press Release Excerpt from the Massachusetts Pirate Party
CISPA is would allow federal and state governments to request detailed records of what we send over the Internet from telecommunications companies. Since the bill is intended for:
“the protection of a system or network from … theft or misappropriation of private or government information, intellectual property”
we believe that CISPA would make it possible for telecommunications companies to actively monitor private communications over their networks in order to detect and censor transfers of copyrighted content. Telecommunications companies would not be required to anonymize the information they gather and so the personal details of users would be handed over to governments to use as they wish.
Archives will be available later.