I speak only as a resident of Northern California, and a student of
Regardless of the concern, I suggest urgency. Trump will be quite
favorable to corporate interests broadly, and unless a given issue can wait
2-4 years, the window for modest liberal consideration closes upon his
inauguration. We tend to respond quickly to charismatic leaders in this
However, if you want to reach Mr. Trump, I suppose talking to libertarian
or paleoconservative influencers might be useful.
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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:16:51 +0100
From: Dimitar Parvanov Dimitrov <dimitar.parvanov.dimitrov(a)gmail.com
To: Publicpolicy Group for Wikimedia
Subject: Re: [Publicpolicy] Trump
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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(a)gmail.com
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
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
activities or connections can we extend? What
are EFF and the policy
of Google, Facebook, etc. thinking about right
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