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Re: New article: "Web Environment Integrity" is an all-out attack on the


From: Yuchen Pei
Subject: Re: New article: "Web Environment Integrity" is an all-out attack on the free Internet
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2023 20:39:01 +1000
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On Wed 2023-08-02 16:48:38 +0300, Lars Noodén wrote:

> On 8/2/23 16:10, Devin Ulibarri wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> In case you missed it, here is the latest DRM-related article by FSF
>> campaigns manager Greg Farough.
>>
>> https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/web_environment_integrity_is_an_all_out_attack_on_free_internet
> [snip]
>
> Excellent.  Increasing the new coverage of that campaign is important so
> it is great to have that post describing the situation.
>
> Some years ago, before the EFF seemed to go dormant and Mozilla became
> financially dependent on its biggest competitor, there was talk of an
> Internet Defense League to defend the free and open web:
>
> https://www.eff.org/homepage-feature/internet-defense-league-protecting-free-and-open-web
>
> Perhaps it is time to mobilize the EFF, Mozilla, Fight for the Future,
> and others to shine that old warning signal¹ across the web and
> coordinate action.  Dusting that off that old but successful campaign to
> use it again would be in and of itself news and a boost awareness of the
> current threat and what needs to  be done to address it.

That would be nice, but reading the links, internet defense league
appears more about civil rights in the conventional sense, rather than
user freedom.

Though now is definitely a good time to use this occasion to raise
awareness on how the web has been subverted over time, even without the
WEI.

Best,
Yuchen

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