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SOPA

Richard Symonds-3

All,

 

SOPA, a proposed piece of US law known officially as the Stop Online Piracy Act, could affect Wikimedia projects worldwide, and possibly make them completely unworkable legally. There is currently a discussion within the movement as to what (if any) actions Wikipedia and other projects should take to stop passage of this act. While Wikimedia UK doesn’t (yet) have an official position that I’m aware of, we want the UK community’s view to be represented in whatever actions are taken. To that end, there is a ‘suggested actions’ page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Action, and we’d really appreciate your views there.

 

All the best,

 

Richard Symonds

Office & Development Manager

Wikimedia UK

 

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