As you can see, we should probably adore this thing. A lot of companies do, and after the DDoS that smacked us, it's pretty darn tempting. Does there need to be something like #CISPA? Probably. Is this version the one? Nope.
The problem is, that like SOPA, this bill is way too broad to embrace. It lacks safeguards to protect against abuse of privacy, confidentiality and civil liberties. Nic again: "CISPA does openly reject the notion of a free, open and anonymous internet and empowers companies to take action against users without the ability for users to pursue legal remedies."
Play the What Should CISPA stand for Whackronym Acronym Game.
It's easy. In the comments below include your winning version of C.I.S.P.A. An example might be, and just so we don't take a really good one: Crikey, It's Silly Politics Again. Wait, that was kind of good. Anyway, do better. We'll have our staff vote on the comments with the most "likes." Sounds pretty Internety, eh? Just like we like it.
First Place: A $500 donation in your name or that of your organization to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Second Place: A $300 donation in your name or that of your organization to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Third Place: A $200 donation in your name or that of your organization to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
And because of your general awesomeness, we'll probably be giving random prizes to keep you motivated in the fight. Oh, and if you don't win this contest, unfortunately there will most likely be another opportunity. As Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the WWW, says, “[It] is threatening the rights of people in America, and effectively rights everywhere, because what happens in America tends to affect people all over the world. Even though the SOPA and PIPA acts were stopped by huge public outcry, it’s staggering how quickly the US government has come back with a new, different, threat to the rights of its citizens."
So make your voice heard. We've done it before and it's our duty to do it again.