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Telecom Immunity up for vote again - Journal of Omnifarious

Mar. 5th, 2008

07:32 am - Telecom Immunity up for vote again

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Telecom immunity is up for a vote in the House of Representatives again today. Please call your representative and ask that they not grant immunity. The telecom immunity issue is all about making sure that we never actually find out the scope and extent to which we're spied on. If they really wanted to reward these companies for doing their patriotic today they'd indemnify them (basically promise to soak up any damage awards), not grant immunity which will shut down the court cases and the resultant discovery that has already revealed many interesting things.

Please call your representative right now. The House had a backbone a couple of weeks ago. Let your representative know how much that was appreciated and ask for the same level of spine again.

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Date:March 5th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Are these the same telcos that denied that they'd ever do something so illegal, and then asked for immunity even though they *hadn't*? The same telcos that customers love so fiercely that the only way they'd switch is if a competitor offered them a coupon for a few free minutes (or if a competitor existed, in many cases)? The same telcos who swore they'd never throttle bandwidth based on content and then got caught doing it the same day?

He who controls the flow of information controls the universe.
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