My understanding was that nonprofits can lobby all that they like but they cannot support individual candidates for elected political office. Is that not true?
Since Congress seems to be the obstacle rather than the courts then I think maximizing lobbying by the community, chapters, and WMF when the next round of US intellectual property law revisions happen would seem to be the right time. Isn't there some discussion that the US patent system is so cumbersome that it's forcing a lot of technology organizations to spend a lot of their effort on amassing patent portfolios and defending against patent trolls? When Congress discusses intellectual property law seems like a good time to also bring up the issue of FOP for the Internet age.
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:21:12 -0800 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: [Advocacy Advisors] Freedom of Panorama
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To the WMF folks, is WMF doing any advocacy of its own regarding FOP in the US?
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