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CISPA
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
(CISPA H.R. 3523 (112th Congress), H.R. 624 (113th Congress), H.R. 234 (114th Congress)) is a proposed law in the United States which would allow for the sharing of Internet traffic information between the U.S. government and technology and manufacturing companies. The stated aim of the bill is to help the U.S. government investigate cyber threats and ensure the security of networks against cyberattacks.[1] The legislation was introduced on November 30, 2011, by Representative Michael Rogers (R-MI) and 111 co-sponsors.[2][3] It was passed in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2012, but was not passed by the U.S
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National Cable & Telecommunications Association
NCTA – The Internet
Internet
& Television Association (formerly the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and commonly known as the NCTA) is the principal trade association for the U.S. broadband and pay television industries, representing more than 90% of the U.S. cable market,[2] more than 200 cable networks, and equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry. The NCTA is one of the largest political lobbying organizations in the United States, and has been a vocal opponent of net neutrality and municipal broadband.Contents1 History 2 Leadership 3 Lobbying
Lobbying
and advocacy3.1 Internet
Internet
issues4 Events and subsidiaries4.1 INTX 4.2 CableACE Awards 4.3 Cable in the Classroom 4.4 Walter Kaitz Foundation5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification
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National Security Act Of 1947
The National Security Act of 1947
National Security Act of 1947
was a major restructuring of the United States government's military and intelligence agencies following World War II. The majority of the provisions of the Act took effect on September 18, 1947, the day after the Senate confirmed James Forrestal as the first Secretary of Defense.[1] The Act merged the Department of War (renamed as the Department of the Army) and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment (NME), headed by the Secretary of Defense. It also created the Department of the Air Force and the United States Air Force, which separated the Army Air Forces into its own service
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Avaaz.org
Avaaz is a U.S.-based online site launched in January 2007 that promotes global activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict
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Conservatism In The United States
American conservatism is a broad system of political beliefs in the United States
United States
that is characterized by respect for American traditions, Republicanism, support for Judeo-Christian values,[1] moral absolutism,[2] free markets and free trade,[3][4] anti-communism,[4][5] individualism,[4] advocacy of American exceptionalism[6], and a defense of Western culture
Western culture
from the perceived threats posed by socialism, authoritarianism, and moral relativism.[7] Liberty
Liberty
for people who conform to Anglo-American
Anglo-American
values[8], economic freedom, social conservatism, and promotion of Judaeo-Christian[1] ideals are core beliefs, with a particular emphasis on strengthening the free market, limiting the size and scope of government in the economy, and opposition to high taxes and government or labor union encroachment on the entrepreneur
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Libertarianism
Libertarianism
Libertarianism
(from Latin: libertas, meaning "freedom") is a collection of political philosophies and movements that uphold liberty as a core principle.[1] Libertarians seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy, emphasizing freedom of choice, voluntary association, and individual judgment; they believe in individual rights.[2][3][4] Libertarians share a skepticism of authority and state power, but they diverge on the scope of their opposition to existing political and economic systems
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Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Competitive Enterprise Institute
Competitive Enterprise Institute
(CEI) is a non-profit libertarian think tank founded by political writer Fred L. Smith, Jr., on March 9, 1984, in Washington, D.C. According to the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania), CEI is number 59 (of 60) in the "Top Think Tanks in the United States".[2]Contents1 Policy areas1.1 Environmental policy2 Legal advocacy2.1 Challenges to the Affordable Care Act 2.2 Challenges to the Dodd-Frank Act and financial regulation3 CEI events 4 CEI projects4.1 Warren T
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FreedomWorks
FreedomWorks
FreedomWorks
is a conservative and libertarian advocacy group based in Washington D.C., United States. FreedomWorks
FreedomWorks
trains volunteers, assists in campaigns, and encourages them to mobilize, interacting with both fellow citizens and their political representatives. It is widely associated with the Tea Party movement.[5][6]Contents1 History 2 Views 3 Actions3.1 Legislation supported4 Funding 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] FreedomWorks
FreedomWorks
originated from a conservative political group founded by David H. Koch
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Americans For Limited Government
Americans for Limited Government (ALG) is a conservative 501(c)(4) non-profit organization "dedicated to restoring the constitutional, limited powers of government at the federal, state, and local level... by fighting to reduce the size and scope of government, protecting individuals rights, promoting federalism, and rolling back the tyranny of the administrative state." ALG is focused on "fiscal responsibility, regulatory reform, transparency and shedding light on overlooked issues that impact people's lives."[3]Contents1 Sources of funding 2 Activities2.1 Consolidated Appropriations Amendments of 2016 2.2 U.S
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Liberty Coalition
The Liberty Coalition is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that connects politically diverse organizations and promotes transpartisan policies related to civil liberties and basic human rights. The Liberty Coalition is associated with the Liberty and Privacy Network.Contents1 History 2 Issue areas 3 Partner organizations 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Liberty Coalition was founded in 2005 by Michael D. Ostrolenk, J. Bradley Jansen, and James Plummer. In January 2006, the Coalition received national media attention upon co-sponsoring former Vice President Al Gore's speech, "Restoring the Rule of Law."[1] Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr was scheduled to introduce Al Gore to emphasize the transpartisan nature of the event, however, technical difficulties made Barr's telecast impossible. Issue areas[edit] The Liberty Coalition has nine working groups which focus on issues they consider to be important
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American Conservative Union
The American Conservative Union
American Conservative Union
(ACU) is an American political organization that advocates for conservative policies, ranks politicians based on their level of conservatism, and organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference
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Stop Online Piracy Act
The Stop Online Piracy Act
Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) was a controversial United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith
Lamar S. Smith
(R-TX) to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement and online trafficking in counterfeit goods. Provisions included the requesting of court orders to bar advertising networks and payment facilities from conducting business with infringing websites, and web search engines from linking to the websites, and court orders requiring Internet service providers to block access to the websites
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Intellectual Property
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
(or "IP") is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks. It also includes other types of rights, such as trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition. Artistic works like music and literature, as well as some discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as intellectual property.[1][2] Intellectual property
Intellectual property
law has evolved over centuries. It was not until the 19th century that the term "intellectual property" began to be used, and not until the late 20th century that it became commonplace in the majority of the world.[3] The main purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage the creation of a large variety of intellectual goods
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United States Intelligence Community
The United States
United States
Intelligence Community (IC)[1] is a federation of 16 separate United States
United States
government agencies that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities to support the foreign policy and national security of the United States. Member organizations of the IC include intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. The IC is overseen by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Director of National Intelligence
(ODNI), which itself is headed by the Director of National Intelligence
Director of National Intelligence
(DNI), who reports to the President of the United States. Among their varied responsibilities, the members of the Community collect and produce foreign and domestic intelligence, contribute to military planning, and perform espionage
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Free Press (organization)
Free Press is a United States
United States
advocacy group that is part of the media reform or media democracy movement. It gives the following mission statement: "We fight to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media."[3] The group is a major supporter of net neutrality.[4][1]Contents1 History, organization, and activities 2 Net neutrality 3 Leadership 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory, organization, and activities[edit] Free Press is a 501(c)(3) organization.[2] The Free Press Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization[5] and is the group's advocacy arm.[6] Free Press was co-founded in 2003[1] by writer Robert W. McChesney, progressive journalist John Nichols, and activist Josh Silver.[7] It is part of the broader "media reform movement" (or "media democracy movement"), and has described its work in these terms
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Patriot Act
The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress
Act of Congress
that was signed into law by President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
on October 26, 2001.[1] With its ten-letter abbreviation (USA PATRIOT) expanded, the full title is “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism
Terrorism
Act of 2001”.[2] The abbreviation, as well as the full title, have been attributed to Chris Cylke, a former staffer on the House Judiciary Committee.[3][4] From broad concern felt among Americans from both the September 11 attacks and the 2001 anthrax attacks, Congress rushed to pass legislation to strengthen security controls. On October 23, 2001, Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
Jim Sensenbrenner
introduced H.R
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