[Wikimedia-l] Facebook goes turncoat on the "squash internet freedom" battle.

Kirill Lokshin kirill.lokshin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 23:44:28 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com
> 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
> cyber-security
> 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.
> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17730266

How would CISPA impact Wikimedia?


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