Theirrrrr baaaack… if there’s one thing that a government never fails at, it’s slowly infringing on the freedoms of their people. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is the next iteration of SOPA. Unfortunately, this bill doesn’t have the unilateral objection of everyone, though. The reason why some companies like Facebook may view this bill with less objection is that there’s actually something in it for them. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation: These
The music industry and piracy, the movie industry and torrents, newspapers and online news. What do all these have in common? Supply, demand and a shifting market. I’m a big fan of capitalism and lean quite a bit to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. I believe that free markets almost always find the right direction to move to. Every time I see the government cracking down on piracy, file-sharing and smuggling I wince.
If you take time to think about it, the Internet is truly the only part of the American economy that’s doing well right now. I don’t believe there’s any irony that it’s also the one part of the American economy that the government hasn’t started to get their fingers in. Last month, there was important legislation voted on and drafted that looked to change it… drastically. Under the guise that we needed more copyright legislation