Write Your Congress-thing.

Did you know:

That the ever-annoying Clean Access Client and stupid-drone-terminal kiosk-browsers in usdan and the libraries are mandatory due to a federal wiretapping law?
Well, the Feds are at it again. A bill has been introduced that would basically strip all federal financial aid from students at schools who do not install and maintain technology designed to eliminate the sharing of copywrited files.
Stolen from Slashdot:
“The MPAA is applauding top Democratic politicians for introducing an anti-piracy bill that threatens the nation’s colleges with the loss of a $100B a year in federal financial aid should they fail to have a technology plan to combat illegal file sharing. The proposal, which is embedded in a 747-page bill, has alarmed university officials. ‘Such an extraordinarily inappropriate and punitive outcome would result in all students on that campus losing their federal financial aid — including Pell grants and student loans that are essential to their ability to attend college, advance their education, and acquire the skills necessary to compete in the 21st-century economy,’ said university officials in a letter to Congress. ‘Lower-income students, those most in need of federal financial aid, would be harmed most under the entertainment industry’s proposal.'”

This is absolutely Stupid. Write your representative now.

10 thoughts on “Write Your Congress-thing.

  1. a-pain08

    WHO WRITES SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN PAGE BILLS!? WHAT DO THEY GET PAID!? I AM GLAD MY LIFE DOES NOT SUCK.

  2. a-pain08

    WHO WRITES SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN PAGE BILLS!? WHAT DO THEY GET PAID!? I AM GLAD MY LIFE DOES NOT SUCK.

  3. Jesse

    Make sure to note that you’re writing about the College Opportunity and Affordability Act HR 4137, otherwise most staffs won’t know what you’re talking about.And, to be clear, the bill does a lot of other stuff besides the piracy provision. I’m not defending it, but it’s like saying the Patriot Act is all about library records.

  4. Jesse

    Make sure to note that you’re writing about the College Opportunity and Affordability Act HR 4137, otherwise most staffs won’t know what you’re talking about.

    And, to be clear, the bill does a lot of other stuff besides the piracy provision. I’m not defending it, but it’s like saying the Patriot Act is all about library records.

  5. Anonymous

    What a completely asinine bill – way to prioritize the MPAA and the RIAA over the students of America. I wrote, everyone else should to. Seriously guys, stand up against this brand of idiocy, it’s dangerous.

  6. Anonymous

    What a completely asinine bill – way to prioritize the MPAA and the RIAA over the students of America. I wrote, everyone else should to. Seriously guys, stand up against this brand of idiocy, it’s dangerous.

  7. steadyjohn

    The student friendly congressmen- democrats both:The two Democratic politicians behind Friday’s bill are Reps. George Miller from California and Ruben Hinojosa of Texas. Miller is chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee and Hinojosa is chairman of the higher education subcommittee.Source: cnet news

  8. steadyjohn

    The student friendly congressmen- democrats both:
    The two Democratic politicians behind Friday’s bill are Reps. George Miller from California and Ruben Hinojosa of Texas. Miller is chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee and Hinojosa is chairman of the higher education subcommittee.
    Source: cnet news

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