SOPA, PIPA, y ahora CISPA: ¿la libertad de expresión en la diana?

 Big brother

Posiblemente a estas alturas estáis ya familiarizados con las palabras SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) y PIPA (Protect IP Act). Ambos son acrónimos que responden a proyectos de ley estadounidenses destinados, en un sentido amplio, a la protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual en la red.

Estos dos proyectos de ley han sido y son ampliamente criticados por anteponer de forma injusta los intereses de propiedad intelectual de diferentes industrias a los derechos de la ciudadanía en general, suponiendo una amenaza a la libertad de expresión, a la privacidad, y un freno a la innovación y a la inversión en servicios en Internet.

Por si esto no fuera suficiente, ahora se nos presenta recientemente CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), un nuevo proyecto de ley que propone, bajo el pretexto de vigilar el riesgo de ciber-amenazas, otorgar a las autoridades la capacidad de acceso y monitorización de los datos de usuarios gestionados u almacenados por entes privados (como los proveedores de Internet o proveedores de servicios de correo, por ejemplo).

A continuación os presentamos un artículo que nos viene explicar un poco sus implicaciones:

SOPA Mutates Into Much Worse CISPA, the Latest Threat to Internet Free Speech >> (nationofchange.org)

Destacamos el siguiente comentario del artículo que hemos mencionado, que nos demuestra que estos proyectos de ley no son iniciativas aisladas:

By SAULT:
The Conservative government in Canada is trying the exact same thing, with their proposed Bill C30. Since they have a majority right now, it will be passed into “law.”

This so-called “Lawful Access Legislation” (Unlawful Access CRIME) atrocity is against the real law, because it pre-judges all citizens guilty until (never) proven innocent.

Further, it is not only wasteful and unworkable, it endangers everyone in the public, by pretending cops are more trustworthy than the average Joe (just read the daily papers for proof that it ain’t so)!

If random cops can hack my email at will, without any kind of judicial oversites nor timelines, then they can also easily plant fake emails there as “evidence” for crimes I didn’t commit in the first place.

Therefore, since the judges will have to accept this truth (that the “evidence” can be easily faked, if the cops can just go into our emails whenever they feel like it, without asking for permission from a judge or even their bosses, first,) NO “evidence” gained from this proposed “Lawful Access Legislation” (Unlawful Access Crime) will even be held valid nor stand up in court.

i.e: NO email “evidence” will EVER again be able to be held forth to be legally valid!!!!

So this “law” is a complete waste of time and of our tax money.

And, WORSE, this bill also increases the dangers of the internet exponentially: if I am, say, an author (or CEO with sensitive proprietary product information specs), who keeps his drafts in his email online, or sends them to his publisher (or a CEO who sends reports on products to his subordinates,) what’s to stop some cops on the take from stealing those, and selling them to my competition, too?! Who would ever know about their crimes?!

And why are the judges silent on these proposed thefts of their own constitutional powers to vet the cops to review, issue or deny search warrants, based on objective needs, not subjective wants?!

These bills do the EXACT OPPOSITE of what they pretend to do!

Foto por | michi003 bajo Licencia CreativeCommons CC-BY 2.0

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