[IRP] our mission: Internet Rights Watch & Chilling Effects

Phillip Roberts phillipcrob
Tue Jul 28 20:37:37 EEST 2009

Thanks Max. I haven't had any contact with this group. But EFA is strongly
involved with the stoush with the government about Net censorship that's
taking place here in Australia.

I find the site very interesting.  I note particularly this part:

"We are excited about the new opportunities the Internet offers individuals
to express their views, parody politicians, celebrate their favorite movie
stars, or criticize businesses. But we've noticed that not everyone feels
the same way. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some individuals and
corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to silence other
online users."

I have to say that seems very relevant to my experience in Sydney. Basically
it seems like some corporates and others want to dominate and control
content. I see that in the Net censorship controversy we're having here.

Also - would you believe it - I'm having more and more difficulty getting my
postings on to the Internet Society list. They have a credo that's supposed
to be against censorship!

I'd be interested to read the comments or experiences of others.


On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Max Senges <maxsenges at gmail.com> wrote:

> hello everybody
> our still current mission statement lists "Internet Rights Watch giving
> publicity and media attention to victims. This part of the IBR platform
> might also become a clearing house where users can find out who they can
> contact to enforce their rights." as part of our mission. Hence i was
> really pleased to find out about Chilling Effects
> http://www.chillingeffects.org which states on their hompage: "Do you know
> your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove
> information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you
> concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your
> online forum? If so, this site is for you. " sounds like a very useful
> site we should all contribute, promote and possibly partner up with.
> Especially as they already managed to build a collaboratory between
> respectful partners. It is "*A joint project of the Electronic Frontier
> Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco,
> University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara
> University School of Law clinics.*"
> anybody already connected to them? or has any information about their
> current status?
> Saludos
> Max
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