Demand Progress Demands the End of CISPA

Internet privacy and advocacy group Demand Progress is continuing its fight against CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) and is mobilizing the Internet community to contact their elected representatives to let them know that they do not care for CISPA. Demand Progress said today that over 90,000 members have expressed their displeasure with CISPA, which was re-introduced last week by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) – without out any changes from last year's bill. They also reminded lawmakers that the last time they helped motivate the Internet, over 200,000 members of the group called or emailed their legislators to complain.

Invoking the words of its late founder, Aaron Swartz, Demand Progress reiterated that CISPA is the "Patriot Act of the Internet." CISPA passed the Republican-controlled House 248-168 last Spring, but the bill was stalled when the Senate's version of the bill – The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 – was put to bed by a filibuster threat.

You can learn more about the group's efforts at

Source: Broadcasting & Cable


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