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

Kirill Lokshin kirill.lokshin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 02:03:04 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com
> wrote:

> The *real* issue though, is that Wikimedia lives on
> trust,depends on the integrity of the internet. All
> intelligent kids moving onto black nets; tight beam
> Line of Sight Only UV-beam connections, means
> they are going be much and much less on the "free"
> internet, editing Wikimedia projects.

People that would want to use ad-hoc line-of-sight links to avoid
monitoring are probably going to want to do that regardless of whether
CISPA is passed; if they mistrust the government to that degree, then
they're probably not going to believe they're *not* being monitored in any

On the other hand, is the average Internet user likely to stop using and/or
contributing to Wikimedia projects because of CISPA?  I would think not;
generally speaking, accessing Wikimedia projects is not something that
people wish to keep secret, particularly in the US.

So, regardless of how anyone might personally feel about CISPA: is there
any reason why Wikimedia *as a movement* should feel threatened by it?


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