Re-Posted from PLEASE RE-POST AND HELP US STOP CISPA![link]
For one thing, here's some info to state:
-Michael Rogers is a Republican, and I've found common knowledge all internet censorship acts have been related solely to the Republican party as Obama doesn't agree with any that have come during his time as President. He's even threatened to VETO CISPA, its most likely he's going to and even if enough members keep it going I'd assume the Supreme Court simply blocks it off again as they've done with all other internet censorship acts.
-The CISPA act however goes against the 4th amendment which gives us the right for privacy. The Katz V. United States which states the applies to technology type searches as well. And also the United States V. Warshak which guarantees he privacy of our e-mails.
-Google, Tiwtter, Facebook and even YouTube support CISPA for the reason of it allows them to share your own personal info for absolutely cost and without any legal risk. However these companies also have to realize the very same applies to them as the owners of these sites if CISPA goes through loses all the protection they had without it, basically they're killing two birds with one stone and they happen to be one of the birds.
-They can get this information without you knowing, and they'll be anonymous so you can't find out who's taking it. As this image states: [link]
Therefore the ultimate flaw in CISPA these companies and even Michael Rogers and the Republican party don't understand?
This allows total abuse, what they think they'll fix... they're only expanding. Especially considering they can get information for something and then even possibly blame the wrong
People with $ can influence things in their favor and there can be incidents when what they say is true, could actually be false and they'll make sure you don't assume that by making it seem like it is true despite it is not by with-holding all the info, this is what's called media bias. CISPA is most likely doing this to those companies so they assume CISPA will aid them.
There is however things we can still do to fight back.
1. Spread the truth: If the truth gets out there's no way to get rid of it, if people see the truth the lies will hurt those who are lying.
2. Petitioning: No matter what everyone's voice counts, and the first amendment allows the right to petition, getting as many voices as you need will make a difference when enough people realize how much they're against something, even the government can't say no to all 200 million Americans.
3. Donations: Some people may have money, but you donate money to things that will fight against this. Every contribution can count because it gives more money to fight against the money being used wrong. Many government petitions are also doing this to fight against people with more money to even out the field.
4. If they support CISPA, don't support them: Sites like FaceBook, Twitter, Youtube and Google trust this act, so to give them a reason to not to we need to show them how much we hate their decision, if you use google try another search software, if you use YouTube try another video site like DailyMotion, if you tweet on twitter book yourself on FaceBook, limit your use of it or simply don't go on either.
5. Damage the source: Since the CISPA would censor the Internet, the best thing is to make what the government's targeting something not worth targeting. Simply lower your usage of the internet or if you even get on the computer instead of opening a browser play some games, listen to music, write a story, draw some art. Essentially damage the efforts the people trying to pass CISPA are hoping to achieve by making them even harder or even unable to be reached.
6. A group is more powerful than one person: By yourself you may not be able to do much, but as a group you can overcome the worst challenges.
7. Show CISPA as much opposition as you can: Make it know to the world how much you despise CISPA, and make sure it can be noticed.
Together we can stop CISPA, we can't give up, they said we couldn't stop SOPA, but we did! Now let's show them we'll stop CISPA as well no matter what the stakes are!