SOPA Round 2: What is CISPA and Why Do Facebook & Microsoft Support It?
Thanks to high profile protests by facebook and wikipedia, the great SOPA debate ignited passions towards Congress like few other issues. Maybe the
public’s true thoughts of online piracy
were a motivator, but it didn’t hurt that movers and shakers behind the Internet spawned Congress to go back to the drawing board.
What emerged is CISPA, a more corporate friendly alternative, that remains a threat to the average Internet user’s privacy and continues the test the limits of expression and fair use over the Internet, including much of what is featured at The Barn and other blogs that we love. The folks at Lumin Consulting have put together this infographic to get the word out.
Need more ammo? Some choice quotes from Fortune 500 CEO’s who are endorsing the bill can be found here. You can also write a letter to your local representative to protest this bill here.