Petition For Online Rights

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Ririe, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Ririe
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    Ririe Well-Known Member

    This petition was started by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and is the second time Wikipedia is now standing up Hollywood abuse and internet freedom (the first time, was the whole SOPA scandle and Wikipedia going dark).

    The following text is from the BBC News Article

    Wikipedia founder starts petition to stop extradition of Richard O'Dwyer

    Mr O'Dwyer could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison if found guilty in the US
    The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has started a petition seeking to block the extradition of a British student to the US.
    Jimmy Wales has shown his support for Sheffield student Richard O'Dwyer, who is contesting extradition to the US to face copyright infringement charges. Mr O'Dwyer's mother, Julia, said the petition was a "huge boost". The US authorities say the 24-year-old's TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and TV programmes.

    On the petition website, Mr Wales wrote: "Copyright is an important institution, serving a beneficial moral and economic purpose. But that does not mean that copyright can or should be unlimited." He added: "The internet as a whole must not tolerate censorship in response to mere allegations of copyright infringement. As citizens we must stand up for our rights online. "Richard O'Dwyer is the human face of the battle between the content industry and the interests of the general public."

    I am asking all Your360stop members and geusts to sign this petition to fight for your online rights


    Read more and sign petition HERE
     
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