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I'm Peter Benjamin Meyer. My regular user page is on the English Wikipedia.

I'm a new director and officer of this chapter. I'm focusing on chapter business of two kinds (a) being treasurer and (b) participating in and hosting edit-a-thons.

Chapter business

  • I was a candidate for the Wiki-DC board of directors in the Feb/March 2013 election. Here were my candidacy statements.
  • I welcome feedback about the chapter at this special-purpose address: peter.meyer (at)

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.
  • CALEA: The wikipedia:Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act is a United States wiretapping law passed in 1994
  • 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.
  • Review:
  • Research "Aaron's law" proposal (named for Aaron Swartz) from Rep. Lofgren's office: proposed revision to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to reduce penalties and maybe more. [1]