A New Internet Bill Guaranteed to Fail

According to CNN, Republican Congressman are looking to force ISP's into keeping records for two years for all users.

This bill is horribly designed, on more than just one level.

First, it requires copious amounts of data storage. I don't think that Congressmen recognize how much data even a small network can generate. Data storage is becoming cheaper nowadays, but it's still a huge hurdle. What data should be saved? All packets? Login information? Website caches?

Two, storage equals money. You're going to add to the operating costs of not only big companies like AT&T, Verizon et all, but you're also going to reduce the ability (as if it wasn't non-existent now anyways) of a startup company.

Three, there's a great many people who use Wi-Fi who do not have it locked down with security. Will they be held liable to keep this data as well, or will it just be for those who use it commercially? The article is unclear, and it's very likely that the average person or small company will know how to store data correctly.

Fourth, the idea that I should have to give up my identity on the net is a poor one. The Internet grants anonymity, and with that, freedom. Will some people use that freedom to try to get around laws? Most certainly. But all this bill will do is force those who wish to break the law to do a slight amount of reading on how to mask your IP, how to steal Wi-Fi addresses from unsuspecting people, or find some other workaround.

If this bill goes into place, how long until the names and data get used for reasons other than their true purpose? A week or a month?

There are some good arguments for data retention by bigger companies (and they're already doing it, to some extent) but there is no need for the majority of people to store records for two years.

0
Your rating: None

Comments

Someone in our party shows how disconnected we really are......

Once again our party shows how disconnected we really are......this is a measure that will only be used as a Democratic talking point to show how we do not understand the internet and it's realistic uses.

This guy does not have a clue what he is asking for so the next logical step would be to ask why he wanted it in the first place????

mpaa, riaa, pedos, cia, nsa

the list goes on. at least carnivore was gov't paid for!

 The real question is who or

 The real question is who or what organization is the driving force behind this legislation?  I doubt that these guys thought this up entirely on their own.  I will just bet that it could be traced back to Focus on the Family - Family Research Council or some associated entity as the inspiration.  If not them, then another similar activist group.  Since 1995 these associated groups have been trying repeatedly to use federal legislation to curtail sex related material/activity via the Internet.  Each effort that has passed Congress has been struck down by the USSC.   While presented as "protecting children" the purpose is to "deter" those who want to sneak a peek at adult material by requiring record keeping and proof of age to be kept on file somewhere.   Btw, note that these sponsors are all from Texas, and note that there is expected to be a couple of high profile state-wide GOP primaries in Texas next year (Senate and Governor).  Connect the dots.  

 

 

won't work.

studies have shown a significant decrease in the amount of "fussy budget" people who are concerned about whatever their neighbors might think about their porn usage.

Good points

What of Congress' attempts to ban online gambling? The old guard doesn't seem to understand how the Internet works.

It Takes a Police State to Raise a Child

1. The linked article quotes Cornyn:  "Keeping our children safe requires cooperation on the local, state, federal, and family level."

It takes a police state to raise a child.

2. I'm not so sure that the bill won't pass.  The entertainment industry, the religious extremists, and the police establishment may put aside their differences to push it through.

I am sure the Republicans are being set up to get blamed for any negative fallout.

3. In principle I'd be willing to talk about this if it were strictly limited to national security.  In practice that would never happen.

4. Those who would trade essential liberty for temporary security...appear to run the government.

adult shop

Hi,

  Prior to the release of the iPhone 3.0 OS, Hottest Girls displayed photos of scantily-clad women. Post-iPhone 3.0 release, it now comes with fewer articles of clothing. The app's listing in the App Store notes that "You must be at least 17 years old to download this game".

adult shop

تحميل برامج برامج جوالات

تحميل برامج برامج جوالات العاب بنات تكنولوجيا كتب تعليم UltraSurf العاب برامج نت Internet Download Manager ProgDVB برامج مجانية أفضل المواقع العربية مشاهدة محطات مشفرة Online TV Player 3.0.0.940 Internet Download Manager 5.17 Build 4 رقص شرقي anyTV Pro 4.32 OnLineLive 7.1.1 هزي يانواعم ProgDVB 6.06.2 SopCast 3.0.3 Falco Image Studio 3.6 لعبة تزلج على الجليد UltraSurf 9.4 كاثرين هيغل Katherine Heigl محطة غنوة FreeZ Online TV 1.0 Free Video to Mp3 Converter 3.1.3.51 Advanced MP3 Converter 2.10 Xilisoft Video to Audio Converter 5.1.23.0515 Blaze Media Pro 8.02 AKRAM Media Creator 1.11 DVD Audio Extractor 4.5.4 Free WMA to MP3 Converter 1.16 لعبة نينجا المتقدم لعبة قذف كرة لعبة دراجات البهلوانية لعبة اعداء الغابة تحميل برامج Download DivX Subtitles 2.0 BullGuard 8.5 Google Chrome 2.0.181.1 Dev Dell Studio XPS Desktop 435T Intel Matrix Storage Manager A00 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Bios F9 Ambush HDConvertToX 1.1.229.1764 MSI Wind Nettop CS 120 Realtek Audio Driver 5.10.0.5618 Biostar T41-A7 6.x Realtek On-Board Audio Driver 5.10.0.5735 for 2000/2003/XP TweakNow RegCleaner 4.1.1 SpeedItup Free 4.97 برامج العاب - Internet Download Manager - برامج جوالات - العاب - محطة غنوة - قنوات فضائية - بنات - تكنولوجيا - كتب تعليم - UltraSurf - ق ذ -0

SEO Services......

Voice and data cabling Virginia

Telecommunications - Telecommunications,Optus Business Solutions,Business Telecommunications Optus Business Solutions - For all your Business Telecommunications

Laptop Memory Upgrade - House Of memory offers laptop and computer memory upgrades for all top brand computer manufactures including Dell, Apple, IBM, and HP

SEO - Learn how search engine marketing, PPC management, conversion enhancement and web analytics tracking can boost your online profitability. Visit Alkemi's website for more details about Internet Marketing Services.

SEO - Learn how search engine marketing, PPC management, conversion enhancement and web analytics tracking can boost your online profitability. Visit our website and harness the web with Alkemi.

Website Designers - Website designers in london - Peppercorn specialise in designing professional interactive corporate websites and online games.

Printing Services NJ - Reprographic Services New Jersey NJ: For Printing Services New Jersey NJ, Blueprint Services New Jersey NJ & Reprographic Services New Jersey NJ Visit Ace Reprographics.

Web Development London - Ortegra, part of the Sapphire Group of companies is a London-based Website/Web applications designer, developer and incubator. Ortegra combines software and Web development, marketing and strategic advice, business planning, and aid in fund-raising to maximize the growth opportunities.

SEO Services In India

SEO Services India - For SEO Services India visit Profit By Search A SEO Company in India offering SEO Services, SEO Consultancy Services to Companies in North America & Europe

Software

Map Software - Anquet Maps produces digital map software, digital mapping,route planning & gps tools compatible with garmin and other devices.Digital Maps, gps maps, topo maps, and walking maps by Anquet are from OS Ordnance Survey, and Aerial Photography Cartographers.

SEO Company India

SEO Company India : Realizing the importance of wide array of online marketing tactics we have specialized in aiming to provide you the best seo services possible.

Cost

I agree much with the storage, it raises cost that is hard to value. They will just waste too much money for a not-guaranteed satisfaction. free advertising |job listings |memory foam mattress

SEO Services Company

SEO India - Brainpulse is an seo services that offers quality Search Engine Optimization Services and Internet Marketing Solutions. Our dedicated team of SEO Professionals ensures Guaranteed Top 10 search engine ranking on Google, Yahoo and MSN.

There are huge benefits for

There are huge benefits for adult couples wanting to shop. The internet allows you to do that. IF you feel embarrassed having to walk into a lingerie store with your boyfriend in public then you can always visit eBay Adult Store

tiffany jewelry

 Reagan was president when I turned 18, and I hated the bastard.  Still do.  Vehemently.  Republicans invoke the name of Reagan in order to discredit themselves and make them appear as if they have ulterior motives.  They would be better off to invoke the names of Goldwater or Eisenhower instead of some morally degenerate screwball radical.

No, I think my own politics were more influenced by the culture I grew up in, the desert southwest. discount tiffany jewelry

Seo Service

Seo services - SEO India is one of largest SEO companies in India, Providing SEO and SEM services for website ranking improvement in all major search engines worldwide.

dedicated seo - Hire Dedicated SEO Experts from Indian SEO Company. Minimum 160 hrs of work per month, dedicated contact, daily reporting. Dedicated email, chat support. Just $995/month.

re:

If this bill goes into place, how long until the names and data get used for reasons other than their true purpose? A week or a month?

Custom Term Papers