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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Big Brother is Watching Out for Us

The US House passed the I-SPY (Internet Spyware Prevention Act of 2005 / H.R. 744) on May 23rd by a count of 395-1. It was referred to the Senate, who then referred it to the Committee on the Judiciary. Here is the CRS Summary of the bill.

As if that wasn't enough, the House also passed H.R. 29, the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act" by a vote of 393-4. The Senate received this one and promptly referred it to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Here is the CRS Summary of H.R. 29.

The big question has to be who is voting against these bills?

HR 744- the lone dissenter was Rep. Ron Paul of Texas

HR 29 - the aforementioned Rep. Paul also voted no on this one along with Reps. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas, Zoe Lofgren of California, and David Wu of Oregon.



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