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Thread: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Libertarian, but of the particular internet sort of libertarian.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Copyright protection is a big issue, IMHO. Many "file sharing" sites are available for obtaining copyrighted material; that is not "free speech" if it is aiding theft of cpoyrighted intellectual property. I often wonder when I post links (on this forum) to music, art and video material if I am doing so legally; I never claim the work as my own or (intentionally) alter it but I do share (links to) it without paying any royalties.
    considering the founder was a song writer for the Grateful Dead, I assume they agree with intellectual property but would like to roll back recent changes in this regard.

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Many "file sharing" sites are available for obtaining copyrighted material;/
    1. The sites themselves may be, but often if you're talking websites the reputable ones try to keep up - if you're talking about protocols like bitTorrent, etc, it's the UERS - big fdifference, IMO.
    2. The issue is n "sharing copyrighted materials" - it's "sharing copyrighted materials illegally [as in, without permission], that's a big difference - if I share a work somebody gave m permission to share, I;m sharing copyrighted work [unless the creator put it in public domain], but not illegally. That is one thing I HATE about the RIAA, etc in their attempts at "education" - they make stupid errors like that I addressed in my post, and it gets wrongly repeated as gospel.

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    1. The sites themselves may be, but often if you're talking websites the reputable ones try to keep up - if you're talking about protocols like bitTorrent, etc, it's the UERS - big fdifference, IMO.
    2. The issue is n "sharing copyrighted materials" - it's "sharing copyrighted materials illegally [as in, without permission], that's a big difference - if I share a work somebody gave m permission to share, I;m sharing copyrighted work [unless the creator put it in public domain], but not illegally. That is one thing I HATE about the RIAA, etc in their attempts at "education" - they make stupid errors like that I addressed in my post, and it gets wrongly repeated as gospel.

    [And no, whether I know what you meant or not is irrelevant :P ]
    I am not sure that I understand your point here. If I want a song I can either buy it from iTunes, or I can often simply get that song (with video) from YouTube for free. I avoid sites like this, besides being a great source of virus software, they are giving away copyrighted material: LimeWire Music - Download
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Only my opinion, I voted "non-partisan".
    Free speech (completely), has never been 100% and can never be.

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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    https://www.eff.org/about/history

    https://www.eff.org/about

    After familiarizing yourself with their history, how do you categorize this organization?

    1) Leans strongly right
    2) leans slight right
    3) Non-partisan
    4) Leans slightly left
    5) Leans strongly left
    There isn't enough info to determine political lean. I'd guess left, since most computer nerds I've ever dealt with are very liberal/progressive.
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    Re: how would you judge the partisan lean of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Freedom on the internet is increasingly unpopular in both main parties, but remains highly popular with the majority of the populace. I wouldn't say this position has any "lean." It's anti-political machine, and pro-citizen.

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