ArsTechnica has a great summary of the case of Bland v. Roberts, which has ruled that Facebook “Likes” are not protected speech under the 1st Amendment. The case was decided in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, so it could be appealed a couple of times before hitting the Supreme Court… There have been lots […]Read More Facebook "Likes" Not Protected Speech?
An update on my last post, CISPA – The Government’s consolation prize for not passing SOPA, it looks like the measure has already lost some of its original supporters. According to a story on TheHill.com, seven of the original cosponsors of the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) abandoned ship and voted “No” on […]Read More CISPA Defections Begin
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). While the bill was introduced with bibartisan sponsors, the bill passed the house on mostly party lines…Republican “yes” votes were 206 and Democrat “No” votes were 140. Both sponsors were the ranking members of the House Intelligence Committee. 42 democrats […]Read More CISPA – The Government’s consolation prize for not passing SOPA