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mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
Irvin Chen

MozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
Oppose the Web Censorship Bill
What we ...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
WHAT HAD WE DONE BEFORE?
• Jan 2012, MozTW had
supported Mozilla’s blackout at
our ...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
MAY 2013, SOPA+ BILL BEEN PROPOSED
• “The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (IPO) r...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
SOME NEWS COVERAGE OF THE BILL
• http://www.techinasia.com/taiwan-protests-copyrigh...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
COMMUNITIES OPPOSITION
• Wikimedia Taiwan published a blog to against the bill

htt...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
JUNE 4 2013, WE ACT
• As we know, MoCo-TW had internally discussed and decided not ...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
EXPLANATION
This website is locked out based on country’s law
Announcement: Taiwan ...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
AFTER CLICK “CONTINUE BROWSING”
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
EXPLANATION
script provided
license
Mozilla believe in:
Internet is public resource...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
PERFORMANCE
• We start the blackout from 6/4 evening to 6/7 evening
• Total unique ...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
ONE MOZILLA
• People won’t distinguish Mozilla community and Mozilla Corporation.
•...
mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
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Oppose the web censorship bill - What we have done in Taiwan as a local Mozilla Community

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Oppose the web censorship bill - What we have done in Taiwan as a local Mozilla Community

  1. 1. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community Irvin Chen
 MozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community Oppose the Web Censorship Bill What we have done in Taiwan as a local Mozilla community
  2. 2. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community WHAT HAD WE DONE BEFORE? • Jan 2012, MozTW had supported Mozilla’s blackout at our front page to anti SOPA.
 http://moztw.org/events/sopa/ • Discussion of campaign: https://groups.google.com/d/ msg/moztw-general/ BI1lIpFKoy4/Uskrj15B8QQJ • Preference: In 24hrs, 9k people saw our announcement.
  3. 3. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community MAY 2013, SOPA+ BILL BEEN PROPOSED • “The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently proposed to amend the Copyright Act and provide legal justification of IP and DNS blocking at the Internet Service Provider (ISP) level through a black list system.”
 — http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/05/26/netizens-fear-copyright- amendment-will-bring-web-filter-system-to-taiwan/ • Most of the people think it’s just l10n version of SOPA and even more serious. (Block sites on ISP without court order, only judged by governance authority)
  4. 4. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community SOME NEWS COVERAGE OF THE BILL • http://www.techinasia.com/taiwan-protests-copyright-blacklist- facebook-rally/ • http://thenextweb.com/asia/2013/05/28/taiwan-proposes-china-style- block-on-overseas-internet-services-that-infringe-copyright/ • http://thenextweb.com/asia/2013/06/19/taiwans-sopa-is-slapped- down-following-planned-public-digital-outcry/
  5. 5. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community COMMUNITIES OPPOSITION • Wikimedia Taiwan published a blog to against the bill
 http://taipei-wikipedian.blogspot.tw/2013/05/sopa.html
 We (MozTW) repost it on our blog
 http://mozlinks-zh.blogspot.com/2013/05/sopa.html • Some users proposed a “Internet blackout day” on June 4 on Facebook. https:// www.facebook.com/taiwanfreeandopen • Suggest people replace their avatar and FB header to black image, and leaving message on president’s Facebook page • Many communities, websites joined together to prepare a blackout campaign
  6. 6. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community JUNE 4 2013, WE ACT • As we know, MoCo-TW had internally discussed and decided not to stand out • Our friends in Wikimedia-TW published a webpage state out a possibility for them to doing a blackout campaign http://bit.ly/wikipedia-tw-blackout • We (MozTW community) decided to providing scripts for users to applied on their sites to doing a “Blackout” campaign • https://github.com/moztw/TW-Error451-Blackout • We also go blackout on our front-page from 6/4 to 6/7
 http://moztw.org/events/blackout/
  7. 7. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community
  8. 8. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community EXPLANATION This website is locked out based on country’s law Announcement: Taiwan Intellectual Property Office recently proposed SOPA act, to order ISPs block foreign IP infringement websites. This Site strongly against it. we suggest governance to stop research and propose any similar bills, to protect security communication and free to speak. Do you know the governance is going to introduce a law to get the right to block foreign IP infringement websites. In future, if any content that profit group think it’s infringement on this site, they can block here and then you won’t connect anymore. If we agree to provide such right to government, they will able to use any of the cause to block any “inappropriate site” they think. Many of the website may forced to self-censorship while you post, checking for any “sensitive words.” We don’t want this happen in Taiwna, please join with us to against goverment put their hand on internet! If you don’t active fight for it, some day you’ll see this “Error 451” page black your navigation. Please join: #freeandopen Against Lockout the country, insist 100% free of internet! continue browsing
  9. 9. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community AFTER CLICK “CONTINUE BROWSING”
  10. 10. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community EXPLANATION script provided license Mozilla believe in: Internet is public resource… should keep open… users should be able to decide the way to use… Internet as a public resource depends interoperability,, innovation… Magnifying the public benefit of the Internet is an important goal… Welcome join Mozilla (link to /contribute) link to the communities-wide campaign site
  11. 11. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community PERFORMANCE • We start the blackout from 6/4 evening to 6/7 evening • Total unique visitors to moztw.org front page is about 12,000 visits • About 1,600 visit of the campaign page so far http://moztw.org/events/blackout • EFF had published an article which mentioned us,
 “Taiwanese users were going to stage an Internet black out on Tuesday June 4th. Several websites, including Wikipedia Taiwan and Mozilla Taiwan pledged to go dark in order to raise awareness.”
 https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/taiwanese-users-thwart-government-plans-introduce-internet-blacklist-law • Irvin and Reke (from Wikimedia-TW) had been invited to a local independent news show, to discuss the issue. http://www.justin.tv/amsmis/c/2385168 • Which we have some media coverage after the interview, ex., http://technews.tw/2013/06/07/ technews-support-site-blackout-for-internet-free-speec/ , http://netivism.com.tw/article/215
  12. 12. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community ONE MOZILLA • People won’t distinguish Mozilla community and Mozilla Corporation. • Although MoCo resist to stand out in this case, we local community can still fighting independently under Mozilla’s flag. • People acknowledged that “Mozilla is fighting for internet”.
  13. 13. mozillaMozTW, Mozilla Taiwan Community slideshare.net / irvinfly Background: “It was a pleasure to burn.” by Geoffrey Fairchild, CC By-2.0 licensed
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/gcfairch/4081513150/

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