This section of the ALA’s Advocacy and Legislation page summarizes the ALA’s stand against CISPA (the Cybersecurity and Information Sharing and Protection Act of 2011), SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), and PIPA (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act). It lists the actions that the ALA has taken against the bill and also posts an interesting explanation for why ALA has sided against CISPA and why it urges its members to take a stand for online privacy. The webpage also gives useful information on actions regarding CISPA (as the most recent incarnation of the bill) throughout the past year.
This information ties in specifically with our reading on government regulation and cyberspace, but it is also a useful resource for current and future LIS professionals, regardless of whether CISPA passes the Senate or fails and is sent back to reincarnate under another name and try again.
"The Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) ", American Library Association, April 17, 2012.
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/cispa (Accessed February 1, 2014)
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