Co-Chair Of Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus Says SOPA Would Interfere With Online Security

from the more-and-more-opposition dept

The opposition in Congress against SOPA continues to grow. The latest is a big one: the co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, Rep. Jim Langevin, has come out against SOPA, stating his fears that the bill would negatively impact “security and openness” online. He noted that it “would interfere with efforts to increase transparency and security online” and specifically noted that it would undermine DNSSEC and similar efforts that “help increase trust online.”

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Al Bert (profile) says:

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Sadly, the reality is likely just that there’s no money to be made by waffling on civil liberties issues. At this point, the arguments must sway the whims of congress. If there’s no money to be made, why would congress care?

I used to have my cynicism in check, but exploring the depths of copyright and patent abuse over the last couple decades has left me with the lowest of expectations.

Anonymous Coward says:

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They’d still have to intercept and decode to find if the communication is infringing – massive increase in computing and workload – not to mention you’d probably need some purty serious permissions for it, like wiretapping permits.
Unless of course the next step is to outlaw encryption.
Encryption essentially removes ‘man in the middle’ (ISP subpoena) as a quick and easy solution.

It would however be a massive blow to the intelligence community to have to deal with an exponentially increased volume of encrypted data to find what they’re after.
So yeah, from a cybersecurity point of view it’s purty much all bad.

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