H.R.1981 - Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses. as introduced.
  • Short: Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 as reported to house.

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walker7 02/26/2012 6:05am

If you want to fax Congress and destroy H.R. 1981, please go to this link:


We really need to destroy this bill ASAP.

justinpaulbaker 02/19/2012 8:21am

There are issues with this bill. No, this is NOT the best way to deal with this — very disappointing. Very uncreative.

dihayden29 02/07/2012 11:43pm
in reply to dihayden29 Feb 07, 2012 11:37pm

I don’t want an ISP provider to make it easy for hackers or anyone else to steal your Identity by getting important numbers like credit cards or SSN’s. In case anyone has problems reading the first line.

dihayden29 02/07/2012 11:37pm
in reply to trekie70 Jul 30, 2011 10:34pm

Yea I definetly don’t an ISP provider making it easy to rip you off and steal your Identity but getting important numbers like credit cards or SSN’s. There are hackers that would love to have a place to be able to target people easily…. In case Congress members don’t know… All you need is a phone #, zipcode or even part of your address including anything else you may use that’s personal and can easily find EVERYTHING about you and when I say EVERYTHING I mean Everything you’re thinking about right now and more…. If it’s about protecting children from porn or sexual predators online or otherwise Great! Anything outside of that, I would question.

walker7 02/01/2012 11:32pm

Here is a petition you should sign so you can kill this bill:


dgingras 02/01/2012 11:24am
in reply to anchor11 Jan 31, 2012 10:34pm

Pervs and criminals already use encryption and anonymization proxies. The ISP-maintained databases will be targeted by criminals and mined for identity info and credit card numbers.

Yet another example of legislators who don’t understand how the Internet works.

anchor11 01/31/2012 10:34pm
in reply to Maelstrom Jul 29, 2011 3:06pm

If its pubic people should be dressed for public… But I think its a awesome way to track down the pervs, we should support our law makers and those that try to offer us a safer place to live, I think its great, of course I don’t have anything to hide and no I’m not fat well not too fat anyway.

Brian_Richard 01/25/2012 9:33am

The way I see the bill is obviously in the right direction for the country. In fact in light of this bill I think a new bill should be proposed. In order to protect our stores and banks from the threat of robbery, we mush set up a system that tracks the whereabouts of all people in America at all times. This would help track (for the purposes of stopping these crimes of course) who was in the area when a major robbery goes down. There is of course no other way this information could be used so don’t worry.

RE_Q 01/20/2012 11:17pm

Who votes for these guys!? Seriously what we need in our government are people that can adapt to the 21st century. I don’t mind the Child Pornography part but the rest no.

pavementends42 11/11/2011 1:54pm

Unbelievable. In much of Europe it is illegal for anyone to retain IP addresses or other identifiable information at all. Internet privacy is absolutely paramount in this technological age and to jeopardize that with these ill-conceived retention rules is not only a violation, but demonstrates either a complete lack of understanding in how these mechanisms work, or a blatant disregard for privacy of US citizens. Absolutely oppose! And the use of such a title is manipulative double-speak and reprehensible!

JSComputerTech 08/24/2011 9:01pm

This should be called the Super Surveillance State Bill.

I hope every mother out there finds out you are using this child porn tag for things that have nothing to do with it.

davidmac29 08/17/2011 9:21am

H.R. 1984. I love it!

MTeinert 08/06/2011 10:05pm

Another bill that the citizens don’t want but yet congress is approving another tyrannical law. I thought this country was run by the people for the people. Instead they make laws that make us all prisoners to their own agendas. This has got to be a sick joke.

RReneker 08/04/2011 6:00pm

This is a clear violation of the right to privacy.

FreeRoamer 08/04/2011 4:01pm

Also funny how this is the same Congressman who refused to give H.R. 2346 a hearing. This guy must have an absolute hatred for civil liberties.

FreeRoamer 08/04/2011 4:00pm

I hate child pornographers just as much as the next guy, but this seems like another attempt by our government to take away our civil liberties “in the name of the children” or something like that. No matter how noble the stated cause, the Constitution was respected. This bill sounds scarily similar to the Patriot Act in terms of breaches of privacy and stated intentions, and like a previous commenter well stated, this bill should be titled H.R. 1984.

polcat 08/04/2011 1:53pm

The legal citizen’s privacy should never be abridged no matter for what the purpose of government uses to try and stop ciminal conduct. The tiny minority of evil men and women should never deny the privacy and protections of the majority! EVER!

aReaganDesignee 08/03/2011 4:19pm
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Protecting children from child pornographers is a worthy cause, but this bill is really not about that.

H.R. 1981 is a proposed blanket law that requires every internet service provider (ISP) to gather personal information on every American who uses the internet, and the ISPs must keep those records handy for the government for 18 months. All Americans using the internet will be subject to this.
The information that must be collected includes customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.

This bill is not about pedophiles and makers of child pornography, this bill is about spying on every American who uses the internet and collecting private personal information.

Naming this bill as protection against child pornographers is just a trick to make people support it & disparage those who oppose it.

read more at http://www.usa-anti-communist.com/wp/?p=5654

trekie70 07/30/2011 10:34pm

My concern is that the bill states no specific requirement for how such info should be stored. If there is no encryption requirement, then a hacker would have a field day with all those CC numbers.

Good idea but there’s some work left to be done before I could fully support this bill.

Maelstrom 07/29/2011 3:06pm
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It’d be more fitting to call this H.R. 1984!! Why don’t you just call for the repeal of the Fourth Amendment, tyrannical Congress!

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