Hey Reddit, this is EFF's activism team! We are starting a week long campaign against CISPA today - AMA
Hey Reddit, this is the activism team for Electronic Frontier Foundation (Rainey Reitman, Trevor Timm, and Parker Higgins, along with legal intake coordinator Mark Jaycox and international outreach coordinator Maira Sutton). We just launched a week of action against CISPA, a dangerous ‘cybersecurity’ bill that blows a hole in virtually all existing privacy laws.
Thankfully, Reddit has already been spreading the word about CISPA, but if anyone needs a refresher, here is our just-published FAQ on all the bill’s dangerous provisions that threaten Internet freedom.
But this is an AMA, of course, and we are no Woody Harrelson. So please feel free to ask us anything. We can talk SOPA, ACTA, TPP, our proposed exemptions for jailbreaking tablets and video game consoles, the RIAA’s ‘six strikes’ program, or anything else that crosses your mind.
Obligatory legal disclaimer: We can't offer legal advice, so please don’t give us the specifics about any legal problems in your public posting. Sorry! But if you do have a specific legal issue, here’s a link to our page about getting legal help from EFF. There also may be cases we are involved in we may not be able to comment on.
EDIT: Thanks for all the questions folks. We can keep going for another 60-90 minutes, even though we've just been scooped on IAMA by Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. What are the chances? But as Parker notes, "No hard feelings from us: we may spend our days defending the Internet, but he's what makes the Internet worth defending."
EDIT 2: Okay, I'm afraid we have to call it a day. Thanks again to everyone, we hope to come back soon. If you have any additional questions about protecting Internet freedom, Ridiculously Photogenic Guy's AMA is still going on and we are confident he can handle them.
Oh, and one more thing: Are you in college and interested in starting a group based around EFF issues at your school? We may soon have travel funding to visit your school to give a talk and help organize. Email [email protected] with the subject line 'college outreach' for more info.