Hi John,

I have been trying to wrap my head around this as well. From a European perspective I expect the US trade policy to drastically change, so that's one thing. TTIP seems highly unlikely now.

Weren't the republicans somewhat moreopen to copyright changes in general? Anyhow, I am in DC for OpenCon and would be greet to perhaps meet-up and discuss. John & Julia from WMDE are also in town and I know other Wikimedians will also be coming.


2016-11-10 0:19 GMT+01:00 John Sadowski <johnpsadowski@gmail.com>:
Hi all,

  I'd like to start a discussion—what implications does Trump's election combined with Republican dominance in Congress have for the movement's public policy efforts?

  It would seem that, at the very least, net neutrality, intermediary safe-harbor, and perhaps the 2018 copyright expiration are at risk.  I figure a proactive approach would be best—we should move fast to reach out to Congresspeople to make the effects of such legislation known to them before it gets introduced.

  At Wikimedia DC we've visited Congressional staff in the past, and we could certainly do it again.  What else can we do?  What current WMF policy activities or connections can we extend?  What are EFF and the policy arms of Google, Facebook, etc. thinking about right now?


Publicpolicy mailing list