SAFE Act 2007, what a clusterfark. Securing Adolescents From Exploitation-online. This bill was rushed through the House of Rep's, and when I say rushed, I mean rushed! It was sent through the House of Rep's using a mechanism that is supposed to be reserved for non-confrontational bills. On top of that it passed almost unanimously. If I remember correctly, it passed 409 to 2. The two people who didn't vote for it were both republicans, one of whom is Ron Paul (gee, I still cant decide if he's just a classic libertarian or someone who actually does his job).
What is the Aim of this bill? Well, its lofty goal is to help stop the aquisition and spread of child pornography. Holy sh*t! I'll vote for that! Wait, whats that? People that own private (home) wireless access points might be held accountable by this law? The law doesn't clearly define what an "obscene" image is? The law gives no indication on how business or private parties should comply with the law? Hu?... Gee this bill sucks!( Am I now my brothers keeper? -or- Why the heck are we still talking about 2007?Collapse )