[Wikimedia-l] is wikipedia zero illegal because it violates net neutrality?

rupert THURNER rupert.thurner at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 18:50:43 UTC 2013


most people know some advantage of wikipedia zero and everybody can
look up the advantages by just typing wikipedia zero into some search
engine. as i am not sure about the answer and anyway get asked in rare
cases what i think of wp:zero i guess it should be best answered on
the mailing list:

is wikipedia zero illegal in some countries because it violates net
neutrality? and if it is illegal or borderline according to, say,
netherlands, swiss, or german law, is it appropriate to do it in
countries where the law is less developed? or should wikimedia
foundation apply a higher moral standard and just abstain from any
activity which might be perceived as illegal somewhere?

just for the ones not so sure about net neutrality [1]:
Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on
the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by
user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached
equipment, and modes of communication.

[1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality


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