Let's kill CISPA: America's universal surveillance law

Tiffiniy from Fight for the Future (standard-bearers in the fight against SOPA) sez,

Congressional hero of the SOPA wars, Senator Wyden, said about cyber security legislation (CISPA and Lieberman-Collins) that is expected to be taken up and passed in early June: "I believe these bills will encourage the development of an industry that profits from fear and whose currency is Americans' private data. These bills create a cyber industrial complex that has an interest in preserving the problem to which it is the solution."

Furthermore, privacy is awesome -- it lets you be yourself without fear of unjust scrutiny. But, these bills would end meaningful privacy and install meaningful surveillance. But, we can change the game: www.privacyisawesome.com.

CISPA passed the house recently. That seems like a blow, but unless a similar bill passes the Senate, that means nothing. We have one week to kill CISPA indefinitely. The playbook for this is rolling out today. If we can get senators to just stop and think for a minute before they vote on the bill, the clock will run out on it. To do that, we need to call Senate offices in the thousands requesting meeting at and information on Memorial Day events and during the Senators' recess, and get meetings in every state.

We're looking for people who can help keep building the movement for internet freedom, and who want to help stop CISPA.

Privacy is Awesome. Kill CISPA. (Thnaks, Tiffiniy)


  1. In Italian, “cispe” (singular, “cispa”) are the little, nasty, aggravating crusts that form around the eyes and nostrils when any tears and mucus secrete are not promptly cleaned and dry up. CISPA is thus an unfortunate idea beginning with its very name

  2. Is it just me or does this seem futile?  I have emailed/called reps before about [INSERT ACRONYM OF THE MONTH], and it never seems to do any good.  Seems like resistance within the system is a joke.  Maybe I am jaded, but doesnt it seem like ‘they’ just will keep bringing draconian bills forth one after the other till they get what ‘they’ want?

    1.  These are the people who led the fight against SOPA and won. They need your help to do it again.

    2. ‘they’ just will keep bringing draconian bills forth one after the other till they get what ‘they’ want?

      We hold them at bay until we vote them all out on their arses.

    3. Sometimes it’s not about winning the fight. 

      If CISPA passes it will almost certainly effect me in some way, eventually.  But I can’t even make a futile democratic gesture against it.  I’m a citizen of another country.

      1. Me too. It’s like the Domino Theory, but with privacy instead of communism. Once America falls, then so too will other western countries. 

  3. My housecritter voted against CISPA back in November.  I don’t expect my senatecritters to vote in favor of SB 2105, but Round 2 emails sent all the same. 

  4. It seems to me, that this is going to happen. Kill COICA get PIPA. Kill PIPA get SOPA. Kill SOPA get CISPA.
    Clearly our legislators are determined to make this happen. Most likely, we will see some form of this get quietly passed late one Sunday night – probably on a holiday or major sporting even.
    dooooom doooooom dooooooooooom

  5. better re-act soon because you U.S. people are running  step by step  to a police order…

    when you are recorded and followed, what would be the next step? microchip in the ear? 24 hour working and consuming people?

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