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Ttailspin
02-15-2012, 02:48 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46384534/ns/technology_and_science-security/t/senators-launch-new-push-cybersecurity-bill/
SOPA and this seem unrelated, but I am not so sure, as the players are very familiar...

Sorry it's msnbc,(but allways keep your enemies close) :smile:


-Tommy

ElectricAye
02-15-2012, 03:27 PM
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SOPA and this seem unrelated...

I think the concerns with SOPA centered around issues involving freedom of expression, free speech, etc. whereas this bill seems aimed at forcing your local utility company to install safeguards against at least low-brow hackers who might try to melt down your power company's generators or open all the flood control gates on the nearby dam. I'm guessing a lot of local governments, especially in smaller communities, don't have such safeguards.

Ttailspin
02-15-2012, 03:36 PM
They love to stuff bills into other bills, and "National Security" seems like the perfect chariot to carry SOPA like legislation...

"hey, we want to keep you safe, so we will make big companies keep you safe, oh, and by the way, copyright protection has changed as well"...


-Tommy

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
02-15-2012, 03:38 PM
The suspicion that the bill might contain SOPA-esque components is heightened somewhat, given that one of the sponsors is Diane Feinstein (a.k.a. Senator Hollywood).

-Phil

mindrobots
02-15-2012, 03:39 PM
The constitution should have stipulated that any bills introduce in Congress should be a single issue for a single bill. They become too convoluted and inter-twined and obfuscated. Of course, then Congress wouldn't get anything done......

....hey, wait a minute, that could be a win/win!! :lol:

Ttailspin
02-15-2012, 03:50 PM
The suspicion that the bill might contain SOPA-esque components is heightened somewhat, given that one of the sponsors is Diane Feinstein (a.k.a. Senator Hollywood).

-Phil
Exactly!

RDL2004
02-15-2012, 05:03 PM
The constitution should have stipulated that any bills introduce in Congress should be a single issue for a single bill.

That should become an Amendment.