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I'm Peter Benjamin Meyer. I'm in this chapter. I'm a candidate for the Wiki-DC board of directors in the Feb/March 2013 election. Here are my candidacy statements. I'd welcome feedback about the chapter.

My regular user page is on the English Wikipedia.

  • list of verified users on this wiki (generally authorized people, not robots)
  • /Glossary for Wiki-DC
  • Wiki DC committed to advocating for Internet freedom (along the SOPA/PIPA issue line) and has some budget capacity for this. contact person at Lofgren's office is senior legislative counsel: harley.geiger at ; 225-3072.
  • It is conceivable that Wiki DC could get a federal contract ; e.g. for a Wikimedian in residence or a NARA project. These are longshots.
  • Experimental list of recent activities: /Recent events

To do

Legislative issues

  • ACTA: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property; agreed on in 2011 if I understand correctly
  • CISPA: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act -- a proposed U.S. law to "allow" (require?) sharing of Internet traffic data between the U.S. government and some companies, intended to help the government investigate cyber threats and ensure security of networks.
  • Aaron's Law: sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren's office
  • SOPA/PIPA -- effort by recording industry and Hollyword to incorporate copyright protection into the infrastructure of the Internet; beaten back in 2011.