CISPA: What Is It and How Is It Like SOPA? (infographic)



Check out this infographic on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act (CISPA), a bill making its way through U.S. Congress now. Why are Facebook, AT&T and various other tech companies supporting it? Click here to see why those company reps say they are pro CISPA.

CISPA infographic. Proponents say it’s about national security. Facebook reps say the company openly supports it — and that it isn’t another SOPA. Opponents, including Google, are profoundly against it. Some say it’s SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) in disguise. What’s the case opponents are making?

See below. Thanks to +Guy Kawasaki @alltop for turning us on to this CISPA infographic. Graphic credit: Luminconsulting.com 

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  • http://vermontcomputing.com Jeremy Lesniak

    CISPA scares me. The vagueness of how it could be applied makes me wonder if the Internet would/will even survive its’ passage.

  • http://None Bill

    Why not test it in the courts? Seems to me it is a blatant violation of the 4th Amendment.

  • http://charlesvanderhaegen.wordpress.com/about/ Charles van der Haegen

    How is it possible to even present such a law. Is there no sanction to people who try to advance their vested interests, to abuse their wealth and power to promote something that goes against the basic rights of “we the people”. It is not only a US matter, it is a global offense against human basic rights.

  • http://rbigelo.sdf.org Robert Bigelow

    I am imagining Facebook and Google gleefully rubbing their hands and giggling at themselves … their interest in this being passed by both the House and the Senate, being monetary and profitable.

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