Thursday, July 27, 2006

good grief - House overwhelmingly passes DOPA!

This just in, from Andy Carvin, on wwwedu:

Last night the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the
Deleting Online Predators Act, 410 to 15. It would seem that educators
had little to no impact on the outcome. Perhaps this is by lack of
numbers, or because the MySpace panic that's overtaken this country is
so overwhelming that no amount of rational pleas from educators would
have stopped it.

The battle moves on to the Senate. I'm not hopeful. Thoughts, anyone?
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Anonymous said...

Since when has rationality had anything to do with politics?

Wesley Fryer said...

Thanks for posting on this Mark, you alerted Will Richardson and everyone in his last session here at MTI 2006 about this... A bit of a damper on things for sure.

What do you think we should do?

Mark Ahlness said...

Wesley, I am glad to have been a small cog in your news train. I just posted three ideas on my blog. Not much, considering the size of the opponent, but this is one of those times when I will gladly commit being in an army of fleas. (thanks Doug)

Anonymous said...

I'm preparing to jump onto the beast now, also. Let the scratching begin!