Holmes Wilson's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week.
from the extradition-edition dept
First, two big wins against getting extradited from a country where you weren't breaking the law to a country where--regardless of whether you were or not--powerful enemies will almost certainly destroy your life for something awesome you did on the Internet: America!
New Zealand High Court: FBI Must Release Its Evidence Against Kim Dotcom
US, UK Betray Basic Values To Get Assange At Any Cost
Put yourself in Assange's shoes and imagine how amazing it will feel to walk off that jet onto an Ecuadorian tarmac. I have no idea how he gets out of London, but I wish Assange and everyone involved the best of luck. Publishing documents from a whistleblower on your website is not something you should go to jail (or worse, be executed!) for.
Next up, some great work by our friends at Demand Progress:
Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms
Third, three Russian activists get 2 years in jail for making a Youtube video against Putin. Upcoming ITU negotiations could give Putin significantly more control over the Internet. This is a great reminder of how Putin's Russia treats free expression online.
Finally, I'm psyched to see my home state of Massachusetts back off its cease and desist against taxi competitor Uber, after Cambridge, MA busted an Uber driver on a humorously archaic technicality concerning "weights and measures". But when will Uber make it to Worcester?