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DOPA Danger

Andy Carvin writes: Yesterday, the US House of Representatives unexpectedly moved forward in voting on the Deleting Online Predators Act, or DOPA. [It] passed the House a whopping 410 votes for it, 15 votes against it.

Although aimed at MySpace, this legislation restricts library and educational use of nearly every social networking site or interactive tool out there. Typical overreaction by an uneducated legislature looking to score easy points with frightened soccer moms. More background here and the latest news at DOPA Watch.

July 27, 2006 at 09:45 PM in Current Affairs, Weblogs | Permalink


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Man, those guys are tools. Why can't they ever understand issues enough to actually do good in the world? Why do we reelect these morons who act only in ways that they think will get them reelected. When will the placid electorate get off their dumb asses and get rid of this impotent dicks? When? When?!?

Posted by: Michael at Jul 28, 2006 10:00:26 AM

Sometimes tools are the only people running. That is when ordinary sane people with some sense need to run against them. That is also why we need campaign finance reform - real reform, such as publicly financed elections.

Posted by: Lorika at Jul 28, 2006 3:39:08 PM