H.R. 1981, the nefariously entitled "Protecting Children From Internet [Filtered] Act," is actually a wide-ranging Internet surveillance bill that has no place in the United States of America. (Why not call it the Protecting Kittens From Harm Act? Or the American Prosperity Guarantee Act. Just a name so that politicians in the House and Senate are strong-armed into voting for it, even though it contains utterly insane 1984-style Big Brother surveillance provisions. WebProNews recently called H.R. 1981 a "turd wrapped in cotton candy," actually one of the more diplomatic assessments of the bill.)
It's on the fast-track to becoming law, and it's authored by Rep. Lamar Smith, who created SOPA.
I hope Anonymous and Internet free speech advocates like the EFF will inform their public about H.R. 1981 before it's too late.
Unlike SOPA, this one isn't getting the full court press. Almost no one knows about it
That's right folks! Our favorite politician, Lamar Smith the man behind SOPA and PIPA, is back with another bill and with another dirty handed trick!
NOTE: The "[filtered]" is a word that's probably filtered and I really don't want to take the risk and deal with another warning.
Now go spread this information!