[Wikimedia-l] Facebook goes turncoat on the "squash internet freedom" battle.
cimonavaro at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 19:25:34 UTC 2012
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Todd Allen <toddmallen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Mono <monomium at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, piracy is illegal and piracy stems from file sharing...
>> On Monday, April 16, 2012, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
>>> First there were SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and OPEN. Now there is going to be
>>> Yet Another Attempt
>>> to enact draconian legislation through mislabeling the real purpose of
>>> IP legislation by inserting
>>> it as a rider to law supposedly intended to help in combatting
>>> Cyber-terrorism: CISPA.
>>> From the link below:
>>> "It's a little piece of Sopa [the Stop Online Piracy Act] wrapped up
>>> in a bill that's
>>> supposedly designed to facilitate detection of and defence against
>>> threats. The language is so vague that an ISP could use it to monitor
>>> communications of subscribers for potential infringement of
>>> intellectual property."
>>> In effect this law is directed against file-sharers, not Cyber terrorism.
>>> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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> I've heard that pirates also use the Internet. We need to get rid of
> that thing immediately.
> Wait! What if they burn CDs/DVDs/Blu-Rays? We need to get rid of all
> those blank discs, right now!
> And hey wait, they all breathe, too! If we just stop people from
> breathing, we can put an end to it.
> Just because a technology is used to break the law doesn't mean it's
> responsible for the lawbreaking. Filesharing networks are no more
> responsible for piracy than the telephone company is responsible for a
> person calling in a bomb threat.
So what's our game-plan? Don't please start arguing about the small
stuff. This is massive!
I probably shouldn't even say this, but the foundation will look like a
massive prat, totally wrongfooted -- and grandstanding with all the
talk our spokespersons let slip out of their mouths after SOPA
went down, if they now pass CISPA, which is ten times worse.
I've read the law, and it isn't pretty...
Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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