H.R.1076 - Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth (SAFETY) Act of 2009

To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect youth from exploitation by adults using the Internet, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Popular: Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth (SAFETY) Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect youth from exploitation by adults using the Internet, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth (SAFETY) Act of 2009 as introduced.

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  • Sparhawk2k 02/20/2009 10:12am

    I don’t know too much about this but it seems to go way too far.

    “A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user.”

    That’s insane. Especially since that refers to individuals and their home WiFi as far as I can tell. I’m all for “protecting the children” but what about privacy? And allowing people to have WiFi without ridiculous restrictions on it that make it unfeasible?

  • bickelj 02/20/2009 6:00pm

    What about the fact that it’s none of the government’s business, it’s totally outside the bounds of the Constitution, and protecting the children is a worthless screen to hide behind?

  • carigis 02/21/2009 5:13am

    >`(h) Retention of Certain Records – A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user.’. <——-

    That alone gets a nay from me…

    whats next? we all must have a gps device on us at all times so the govt can track everywhere we go and record the times weve been there dating back the last 2 years. after all, somewhere out there on the mean streets a a child is being molested… and after all it IS for the children…

    nice try, “for the children” can be used to pass just about any bad law or tax hike.

    I hope this law dies as usual

  • Anonymous 02/22/2009 9:29am

    This law is not only bad, bad, bad, it is also nearly impossible to monitor or enforce in any meaningful way. I use DHCP in my home network. How in the world is the government going to force me to divulge how often I hop on the Internet?

  • Notify243 02/24/2009 6:51am

    This bill is not about protecting kids but about protecting the music and movie industry. They need a new business model. Time change.

  • rbenech 02/24/2009 3:04pm

    How could all home Wifi users be expected to log all traffic for 2 years! This is insane!

  • Anonymous 02/25/2009 2:42am

    The sponsor of this bill is stuck on stupid.

  • melzellers 03/21/2009 10:29am

    Is this another step to the internet censorship by the government? Step by step…

  • oorelisysoo 03/29/2011 2:19pm

    Not only is this bill ridiculously Orwellian, it’s technologically impractical. Do these Representatives have any idea how much data is involved in recording the access to a public Access Point for two years? Is the government going to pay for the hard drives necessary to store this information? Do they expect average business owners and households will be able to figure out how to even record this information?

    Is this information going to be encrypted? Are there any mandates that this information be protected from easy access by any barely tech-savvy individual?

    As well, because DHCP information includes a device’s MAC address (a globally unique identifier that every network device has) the government (or a hacker) could literally track the movements of anyone they wanted to, and it would not be difficult.

    How long before the next bill requires this information be routinely collected by the NSA?

  • oorelisysoo 03/29/2011 6:30pm

    Section 5 (the WiFi bit everyone’s talking about)is meant as an addendum to Section 2703 of Title 18, United States Code.

    Section 2703 (a) states “A governmental entity may require the disclosure by a provider of electronic communication service of the contents of a wire or electronic communication, that is in electronic storage in an electronic communications system for one_hundred_and_eighty_days_or_less, only pursuant_to_a_warrant…” [emphasis mine]

    Section 2703 is clearly meant for one specific provider, not every provider everywhere. 180 days is the longest time period mentioned in Section 2703, which is far less than two years.

    As well, Section 2703 (d) clearly states “…the records or other information sought, are relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation.” It is not, by any stretch of the imagination, meant to be a blanket provision for everyone everywhere.

    This bill is truly ridiculous and has no precedent.


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