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H.R.1981 Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 16, 2011 Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.

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  • 94% of users oppose H.R.1981

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    • National Sheriffs' Association

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    • Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 29, 2011, by Maelstrom - 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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      As noted by Maelstrom, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 29, 2011, "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!"
    • On August 03, 2011, by aReaganDesignee - 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

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      As noted by aReaganDesignee, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 03, 2011, "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 "
    • On August 04, 2011, by polcat - 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!

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      As noted by polcat, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 04, 2011, "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!"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • No Data Retention Mandate in Smith's New Legislation | Varanoid ... - July 13, 2012 by Perry Varanoid - SOPA-author Smith had previously introduced H.R. 1981, which would have mandated that ISPs collect and maintain data on Internet users not suspected of any crime. Under the bill, ISPs would be required to keep historical ...

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      As noted by Perry Varanoid on July 13, 2012, "SOPA-author Smith had previously introduced H.R. 1981, which would have mandated that ISPs collect and maintain data on Internet users not suspected of any crime. Under the bill, ISPs would be required to keep historical ..." (/url?q=http://www.varanoid.com/research-alerts/team-cymru/no-data-retention-mandate-in-smiths-new-legislation/&sa=U&ei=V_gAUNrgLMeA2gXrgZW3Cw&ved=0CEEQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFXOwUh-drshl3v69WRiKY3ioqaIw)
    • Data retention mandate removed from Lamar Smith's child ... - July 07, 2012 by DJ Pangburn - H.R. 1981 may not have garnered the negative attention of SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, but its data retention mandate, as laid out by Rep. Smith (King of Tyrants), was never a good idea. The data retention mandate would have ...

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      As noted by DJ Pangburn on July 07, 2012, "H.R. 1981 may not have garnered the negative attention of SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, but its data retention mandate, as laid out by Rep. Smith (King of Tyrants), was never a good idea. The data retention mandate would have ..." (/url?q=http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/185598/data-retention-mandate-removed-from-lamar-smiths-child-protection-bill/&sa=U&ei=0vX-T7iZMeSJ2AXNuqykBA&ved=0CEIQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFxEzIdVRXHiTxWAML7iHdFlUgfqA)
    • Data retention mandate removed from Lamar Smith's child ... - July 07, 2012 by DJ Pangburn - H.R. 1981 may not have garnered the negative attention of SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, but its data retention mandate, as laid out by Rep. Smith (King of Tyrants), was never a good idea. The data retention mandate would have ...

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      As noted by DJ Pangburn on July 07, 2012, "H.R. 1981 may not have garnered the negative attention of SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, but its data retention mandate, as laid out by Rep. Smith (King of Tyrants), was never a good idea. The data retention mandate would have ..." (/url?q=http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/185598/data-retention-mandate-removed-from-lamar-smiths-child-protection-bill/&sa=U&ei=EaP9T474CarO2AXWwei-Bg&ved=0CEYQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEqQYSFXPr7V_RxhCK4eAI7dUg0gw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Data retention mandate removed from Lamar Smith’s child protection bill - July 06, 2012 by Death and Taxes - In Lamar Smith’s latest draft of H.R. 1981, or the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 ( S. 1308 in the Senate), the anti-privacy data retention mandate is quite noticeably absent. H.R. 1981 may not have garnered the negative ..

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      As noted by Death and Taxes on July 06, 2012, "In Lamar Smith’s latest draft of H.R. 1981, or the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 ( S. 1308 in the Senate), the anti-privacy data retention mandate is quite noticeably absent. H.R. 1981 may not have garnered the negative .." (http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/185598/data-retention-mandate-removed-from-lamar-smiths-child-protection-bill/)
    • U.S. government leads world in Google censorship requests - June 18, 2012 by Death and Taxes - With the U.S. government’s constant stream of Internet regulatory and censorship legislation and treaties—SOPA, Acta, H.R. 1981, CISPA, TPP, etc.—it comes as no real surprise that the U.S. leads the world in censorship requests submitted to Google.

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      As noted by Death and Taxes on June 18, 2012, "With the U.S. government’s constant stream of Internet regulatory and censorship legislation and treaties—SOPA, Acta, H.R. 1981, CISPA, TPP, etc.—it comes as no real surprise that the U.S. leads the world in censorship requests submitted to Google." (http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/184757/u-s-government-leads-world-in-google-censorship-requests/)
    • 10 Terrible Tech Laws That Have You in Their Bull's-Eye - June 11, 2012 by PC Advisor - And note that a couple of them are in negotiations behind closed doors without public input at all. H.R. 1981: Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 The Legislation: If passed, this legislation could force any business offering paid .

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      As noted by PC Advisor on June 11, 2012, "And note that a couple of them are in negotiations behind closed doors without public input at all. H.R. 1981: Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 The Legislation: If passed, this legislation could force any business offering paid ." (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/opinion/tech-industry/3363169/10-terrible-tech-laws-that-have-you-in-their-bulls-eye/)
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