Perhaps The Google was broken, the people thought, but then The Yahoo too did not load. Nor did Hotmail. Nor USAToday.com. The land was thrown into panic. Internet Explorer 6 was minimized then maximized. The Compaq Presario was unplugged then plugged back in. The old mouse was brought out and plugged in beside the new mouse. Still, The Google did not load.
Some in the kingdom thought the cause of darkness must be the Router. Little was known of the Router, legend told it had been installed behind the recliner long ago by a shadowy organization known as Comcast. Others in the kingdom believed it was brought by a distant cousin many feasts ago. The people of 276 Ferndale Street did despair and resign themselves to defeat.
Press Background Briefing: SOPA Redux: The Problem with CISPA With Rainey Reitman (EFF) and Josh Levy (Free Press)
Looking for more information on CISPA? Call in today, April 24, at 5pm EST.
From the Media Consortium:
There’s a new piece of legislation moving through Congress that experts are calling just as dangerous to online freedom as SOPA and PIPA - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (HR 3523) or CISPA. Civil liberties experts worry that the language in CISPA, like SOPA, is so broad that it may spur unintended and undemocratic side effects. Concerns are that CISPA will allow widespread Internet monitoring and more extensive surveillance of personal communications and lacks information-sharing restrictions. Groups like EFF and Free Press argue that alternatives exist.
The Media Consortium, a national network of over 60 leading independent media outlets, has assembled an in-depth press briefing on CISPA. This briefing will help reporters understand the specifics of CISPA, including where it differs from SOPA. Reporters will also get an update on where the bill is in Congress, who is supporting and opposing the bill, and what actions are being taken. All journalists are invited to attend.
The call is free, but the Media Consortium is requesting that you register in advance.