I have a hard time fathoming how totalitarian my government has become, but the truth is that the USA is not "the land of the free", but the land of the free-loaders. The free loaders in this case being the several clusterfuck congressmen who run the country.
For those who don't know CISPA is a cyber 'security' bill, that allows the US government to go through everything you do online and keep a folder about you personally. Your e-mails, chat logs, browsing history, any online banking you do, what you purchase online, what you sell online etc..
I copied some of this from Reddit, the credit goes to 'Lenticular' who posted some of this ridiculous bullshit.
"OK. This is part of what they did. Under Cyber Crime right at the end of page 23 of the pdf they made it criminal to violate ANY part of title 18 United States code. This means that you can not use the internet to buy and ship things via the post office to your house [edit: ANONYMOUSLY] amongst other things. Oh. One of those other things is that you can't be obscene over the internet. More on that and others later.
[18 USC Â§ 1342 - Fictitious name or address]
Whoever, for the purpose of conducting, promoting, or carrying on by means of the Postal Service, any scheme or device mentioned in section 1341 of this title or any other unlawful business, uses or assumes, or requests to be addressed by, any fictitious, false, or assumed title, name, or address or name other than his own proper name, or takes or receives from any post office or authorized depository of mail matter, any letter, postal card, package, or other mail matter addressed to any such fictitious, false, or assumed title, name, or address, or name other than his own proper name, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Planning on planning a peaceful demonstration?
[18 USC Â§ 231 - Civil disorders]
(3) Whoever commits or attempts to commit any act to obstruct, impede, or interfere with any fireman or law enforcement officer lawfully engaged in the lawful performance of his official duties incident to and during the commission of a civil disorder which in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or adversely affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce or the conduct or performance of any federally protected functionâEU" Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (b) Nothing contained in this section shall make unlawful any act of any law enforcement officer which is performed in the lawful performance of his official duties.
[L:How's that OWS workin' out for ya?]
[L:Oh! But here's one for the little guy.]
[18 USC Chapter 13 - CIVIL RIGHTS/18 USC Â§ 241 - Conspiracy against rights]
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so securedâEU" They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
[L:Good thing this bill has NOTHING to do with IP]
[18 USC Â§ 2511 - Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited]
(g) It shall not be unlawful under this chapter or chapter 121 of this title for any personâEU"
(i) to intercept or access an electronic communication made through an electronic communication system that is configured so that such electronic communication is readily accessible to the general public;
(ii) to intercept any radio communication which is transmittedâEU"
(I) by any station for the use of the general public, or that relates to ships, aircraft, vehicles, or persons in distress;
(II) by any governmental, law enforcement, civil defense, private land mobile, or public safety communications system, including police and fire, readily accessible to the general public;
(III) by a station operating on an authorized frequency within the bands allocated to the amateur, citizens band, or general mobile radio services; or
(IV) by any marine or aeronautical communications system;
(iii) to engage in any conduct whichâEU"
(I) is prohibited by section 633 of the Communications Act of 1934; or
(II) is excepted from the application of section 705(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 by section 705(b) of that Act;
[L:But what does section 633 of the Communications Act of 1934 say?]
[UNAUTHORIZED RECEPTION OF CABLE SERVICE SECTION 633 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED BY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 (47 U.S.C. Â§553)]
(a)(1) No person shall intercept or receive or assist in intercepting or receiving any communications service offered over a cable system, unless specifically authorized to do so by a cable operator or as may otherwise be specifically authorized by law. [L: CISPA allows torrenting?]
I'm pretty sure there's more, but I think I'm done for the day. I haven't even had a chance to really go over CISPA itself for that matter. I also have yet to mention certain implications but I'm sure someone else could do a better job expressing them anyway.
[Edit: I promised more on that later but my eyes started crossing. Here's that bit about obscenity.]
[18 USC Chapter 71 - OBSCENITY/18 USC Â§ 1465 - Production and transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution]
Whoever knowingly produces with the intent to transport, distribute, or transmit in interstate or foreign commerce, or whoever knowingly transports or travels in, or uses a facility or means of, interstate or foreign commerce or an interactive computer service (as defined in section 230(e)(2)  of the Communications Act of 1934) in or affecting such commerce, for the purpose of sale or distribution of any obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy book, pamphlet, picture, film, paper, letter, writing, print, silhouette, drawing, figure, image, cast, phonograph recording, electrical transcription or other article capable of producing sound or any other matter of indecent or immoral character, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. The transportation as aforesaid of two or more copies of any publication or two or more of any article of the character described above, or a combined total of five such publications and articles, shall create a presumption that such publications or articles are intended for sale or distribution, but such presumption shall be rebuttable. "
How this will affect video sites like Youtube, Liveleak, Newgrounds, etc I don't know. But the obscenity section listed last definitely goes after private intellectual properties, much of whats posted on NG.
Obama has said that he'll veto this bill if it reaches his desk, but he said that about the NDAA bill a few months back and signed it regardless.
Its ironic that the US fought the Nazi's and commies for shit like this(and more) a long time ago, and now the fuckers who are in charge are doing the same here here.