|CISPA - Death of our Internet freedom|
|Written by Charles|
|Friday, 20 April 2012 22:33|
One of the great legacies of AnimationNation is our embrace of issues that are of importance to the animation community, even though they may not be animation centric. AN pioneered the development of online socio-political and philosophical dialog among animation artists for many years, going all the way back to the beginning of our site in early 1999.
This is a subject of great importance that's being featured in the Forums through several topics over the past few months. We're being kept up to date on developments thanks to Adrian Foster aka Skynet, our webmaster who's been terrific in keeping the community informed.
CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is the latest attempt by the US Government to take control of the Internet, along with many large corporations who will financially benefit by the loss of our privacy and freedoms on a level unheard of in the USA, putting us in many ways on par with a totalitarian state. The CISPA legislation has hardly been mentioned in mainstream media, in contrast to SOPA and PIPA which had a great deal of coverage and was resisted by many major online players.
To find out more, watch the video below which was uploaded on YouTube two days ago. Also, please follow the dedicated Forum topic for more information about CISPA that we've been posting since last month for the benefit of the community.