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  •  The blackout was the last straw that finally (0+ / 0-)

    tipped the cow over.  I never said Google led the blackout.  I said Google and company (meaning other tech firms) led the opposition against it.  The blackout was one small part.

    Secondly half the people in the tech industry were just as ignorant to what was actually in the law and bought into the same rubbish that many in the public bought into.

    I don't exactly know what your company does but the main trust of the legislation was aimed at foreign rogue websites.  Unless you can refer to a specific part of the law that would affect your company I really can't comment one way or another.

    I do know that things that were in the first draft of the law were changed  or removed when good faith and constructive criticisms were made.  More changes and improvements to the law could have and would have been made if that is what the big multi national tech firms wanted.  That was never their goal.  Their goal was to kill the legislation and that's what they did.  It's no different from Wallstreet trying to kill new financial regulation laws or Health Insurance companies trying to kill the ACA.

    Tying this all back to the NSA and tech companies which is what the diarist was posting about, is the tech industries' hypocritical support of CISPA which undeniably more of threat to privacy and the constitutional rights of Americans than SOPA/PIPA ever was.  

    Right man, right job and right time

    by Ianb007 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 01:13:35 AM PST

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    •  "Main Thrust" Is Irrelevant (1+ / 0-)
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      the main trust of the legislation was aimed at foreign rogue websites
      Yeah, and the "main thrust" of NSA snooping is foreign terrorists.

      The amount of power we entrust to the government to fight terrorists or catch counterfeiters or whatever must be calibrated based on the abuses that could be perpetrated by the inevitable corrupt or power-hungry bad apples.

      On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

      by stevemb on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 07:36:51 AM PST

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      •  Every law is a balancing act (0+ / 0-)

        between the rights of the people and the rights of the protected. Nothing new here.  The "main thrust" is highly relevant to every law.  Saying it's irrelevant is beyond silly.

        Right man, right job and right time

        by Ianb007 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 12:29:21 PM PST

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