You know why?
Because no-one wants to really argue against a bill that's supposed to protect kids from net predators and prosecuting those with kiddie porn. Know what other bills have been passed in recent history in America which severely curtails civil rights but no one likes voting against it because of the NAME?
See, this is how politics works in the good ol' U.S. of A. now. You come up with some reactionary measure in a time of perceived crisis (in this case the ongoing Cyber War), and then they wrap up some goose-stepping bullshit specifically designed to look like all nice and innocent and apple-pie eating Americanism before giving a jack-boot straight up the ass of civil liberties.
I wrote a blog a while back called "The Digital Frontier is Closing Soon" which discussed this sort of curtailing of our generation's wild west. This bill is exactly the kind of stuff I'm talking about. Don't give me that "Oh, they're only going to go after you if you're doing something wrong" bullshit. This is specifically designed to attack Anonymous due to the sad fact that a lot of Pedos tend to hang around posting child porn. Why target Anonymous? Because they're the ones who've been so instrumental in fighting back against Wikileaks. Hell, just a quick surf on 4chan is going to get your cookies clogged with kiddie porn even if you don't go so far as to even look into a thread. With that in mind and with the government having full access to private IP addresses and web history, it wouldn't be hard for the FBI to come down to some Anon's house and convict him under a possession of child pornography charge even if all he was really ever doing was trying to fight the good fight and keep information free. The Anon probably never even looked at a CP thread, but the thumbnails are there.
And you know what that is cyberwarriors?
And I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
And I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me,
And there was no one left to speak out for me...