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CONTENTS, #8.40 (Wed, May 29, 1996)
File 1--PERSPECTIVE: "Act Locally!"
File 2--bonfire: organizing online
File 3--cDc has a plan for your life!-5/27
File 4--about Friday's "Congress and the Internet" Beltway hearing
File 5--Re: Civil Liberties and Encryption
File 6--More Information about Getting Online (Conference)
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Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 02:14:04 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: File 1--PERSPECTIVE: "Act Locally!"
Yesterday I conducted an interview with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
(D-Vermont). The interview was done in audio format as one of HotWired's
"Wiredside Chats," and all in all, I thought it went pretty well.
I mean, I'm no Larry King, but it's great to explore the frontiers of the
Internet as a true mass communications medium.
At one point in the interview, I asked Senator Leahy if the Internet
community should be doing more to promote our interests within Congress.
The Senator responded as follows:
"Well, you've got to put faces on the Internet community," Leahy said.
"One important thing is to try and get a dozen or so people together, then
make an appointment to go visit the home office of your legislators. Meet
them for a cup of coffee to demonstrate what people are really doing with
I'm of the opinion that the Net community has been largely invisible as a
political force. As a result, Congress has found it easy to pass
shit-stupid Internet legislation, because they don't feel that they'll be
held accountable to a constituency of Internet voters.
In such an environment, it should come as little surprise that we had the
Communications Decency Act rammed down our throats earlier this year. And
if we don't get our act together soon, there's plenty more nasty
legislation that'll we'll have to grapple with. Encryption restrictions.
Copyright proposals. FCC regulation. You name it. They'll all be coming
down the pipes in the months and years ahead.
One solution to this problem, of course, is local political action. Simple
things - like writing letters or meeting with your legislators - can make a
The following article by Rich Burroughs puts all these issues in useful
perspective. In addition, Rich's article also comes with a handy-dandy
"clip n' save" guide to getting organized locally.
Read on... think about it... and of course....
Work the network!
(P.S. You can tune in to a RealAudio recording of my interview with
Senator Leahy by stopping by at:
By: Rich Burroughs <email@example.com>
From=20"Cause for Alarm,"
If "act locally" becomes the net.activist's meme of choice in late 1996,
it will be largely due to the efforts of Jon Lebkowsky, among others.
Lebkowsky, a former co-founder and CEO of Fringe Ware, now hosts HotWired's
Electronic Frontiers Forum Thursdays at 7 PM Pacific time at Club Wired.
He's also a founding member of EFF-Austin and is currently vice-president
of that organization, in addition to writing his zine, Cyberdawg Barking.
Why is Lebkowsky all riled up? "The Exon bill, from which the CDA evolved,
hit me pretty hard," he said. "I realized that=8Arepressive political group=
were organizing effectively while progressives and civil libertarians were
in disarray. I had been throwing all my time into a commercial effort, but
I was finished with that project, ready to shift gears=8A. Then HotWired
offered me the Electronic Frontiers Forum, and I found myself totally
immersed again in cyberactivism."
Anyone who's attended Lebkowsky's Thursday night jams (which have featured
such activist luminaries as Mike Godwin, Ann Beeson, and Steve Jackson) has
probably heard him grumble about the need for more grass roots action. He
urges people to start their own local organizations because, "Only local
groups can monitor local politics=8A. Freedom can be threatened as readily =
a municipal as a state or national level, so it's as important to have a
network of empowered activists organizing cities as it is to have activists
working 'inside the Beltway'."
In fact, at least 16 states have proposed some sort of Net censorship
legislation, including California, Washington, New York, Connecticut, and
Georgia. National organizations are lucky to have the resources to even
track all of the state bills that are being proposed, let alone to combat
that legislation on a case-by-case basis. A local group can try to head
these threats off at the pass by mobilizing local support and mounting a
grass roots opposition. Stanton McCandlish, an Online Activist for EFF and
another proponent of local groups, observed that "It matters more to a
typical Bostonian that a (hypothetical) EF-Massachusetts is acting on
behalf of the [Massachusetts] public on a state or even local issue, than
it does that some organization in DC is doing something similar on the
national level. It's closer to home."
Local groups can influence national politics, as well, by contacting their
Congressional representatives on their home turf. Jonah Seiger, a Policy
Analyst for CDT, feels that one of the biggest challenges facing online
activists is putting a human face on the Net user. "It's amazing when you
think about it that 115,000 people signed the petition for Leahy, [and] the
day of protest generated 20,000 to 30,000 phone calls in one day," Seiger
said. "But what's missing from that=8Awhen I talk to members of Congress an=
their staff, is the sort of image of who these people are. There's
this=8Aidea that the Internet community, for better or for worse, is=8Aeith=
college kids or these freaked-out libertarian hackers with long hair and
beards. Those are wonderful people, all of them, but they're not the only
part of the Net community."
The answer to this dilemma is making personal contact with your
legislators. "Go to your town meetings when your representative is in town
talking about the issues," Seiger added. "Go there=8Aintroduce yourself, sa=
'Hi=8AI'm an avid Internet user and I voted for you in the last election, a=
I have some concerns about some of the policy choices that Congress has
made=8A.' Introduce them to your ISP, introduce them to a web publishing
house, introduce them to somebody who's trying to make a living, even if
it's just one person, using the Net. Let them see that, in fact, this is a
constituency that they can respond to and be rewarded for responding to."
Lebkowsky points out that making those kind of personal connections, in
"meatspace," means a lot. "It'll be sometime before the average guy or the
average politician comprehends 'virtual life.' My experience tells me that
community never quite kicks in so long as it is strictly virtual=8Ait's onl=
when we meet as meat that we connect on all levels," he said.
As for how to start a local organization, Lebkowsky is, "working on a guide
for local orgs that I'll distribute freely online, and later I'll beef it
up so that it can be published as a book," he said. "Otherwise, folks
needing help can email EFF-Austin's directors <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and check out our web page at http://www.eff-austin.org.
Also check web pages for other orgs: http://www.eff.org,
http://www.cdt.org, http://www.vtw.org, http://www.epic.org, etc."
Here's some advice to consider when starting your own group (from Lebkowsky
-- Establish an online presence. Find an ISP or other system that will
provide a comp account.
-- Set up an email list (majordomo, listserv, etc.) for members and
-- Create a web page and perhaps a gopher. Include a membership form on the
-- Recruit members online and in meatspace. Keep dues low.
-- Organize your constituency online and offline; keep their loyalty; work
them into activity - you want activists, not lurkers.
-- Build resources for the public - especially an online library of
documents. Give back to the community that supports you in more ways than
-- Seek those with experience where you need it - communicating online,
dealing with policymakers, public relations, fundraising, design and
publication, legislative and legal analysis, fiscal management. Proceed to
learn these skills internally, as well.
-- Get to know the press. Learn to use the traditional media effectively.
-- Get to know the police. EFF-Austin has a police liaison (Bruce
Sterling). One of his jobs is to ensure that the police know who we are and
will call us for consultation.
-- Research, research, research. Learn your issues and their legalities
like the back of your hand. Become an authoritative voice on the matters
that concern your organization.
-- Educate legislators about the issues. Educate the press and public as we=
-- Take public positions. Craft statements, press releases and action
alerts. Keep your constituency and the public updated on hot issues.
-- Organize events to highlight the issues.
-- Work with, not against, other organizations. Build coalitions, work
-- Deal reasonably with criticism.
-- Minimize costs.
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Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 05:17:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: File 2--bonfire: organizing online
Bob Anderson and I have set up an email list, bonfire, specifically
for discussions (or meta-discussions) of the issues of organizing
local online activist orgs. This is related to the evolution of a
organizer's guide that will eventually be placed online somewhere
(and may be included in a published anthology).
Who knows where this will go? Please join us:
To subscribe send mail to:
With this is in the body of the message
To get a copy of the 'Organize Locally' rough draft
send mail to the same address with this in the body:
Jon Lebkowsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.well.com/~jonl
Electronic Frontiers Forum, 7PM PST Thursdays <http://www.hotwired.com/eff>
Date: Mon, 27 May 96 06:22:16 EDT
From: Swamp Ratte <email@example.com>
Subject: File 3--cDc has a plan for your life!-5/27
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Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 13:30:33 -0700
From: jwarren@WELL.COM(Jim Warren)
Subject: File 4--about Friday's "Congress and the Internet" Beltway hearing
Last Friday (5/24) morning, east coast time, a congressional subcommittee
held a hearing on Congress and the Internet. And they accepted testimony
by email -- to an AOL address (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- from anyone who
happened to discover that the hearing was scheduled and happening.
As far as I know, *no* committee staffer nor committee member made *any*
attempt whatsoever to spread announcement of the hearing across the net
that was its focus. If such a non-Beltway announcement was even attempted,
it certainly wasn't successful.
Nonetheless, whether it was intended or not, by the committee chair or its
members, a DC insider leaked word of the hearing out beyond the Beltway
<gasp!> -- at least to a *few* of us -- and I had entire *hours* of
advanced warning in which to draft the following submission to the
I caught on C-SPAN, how this was reported by the committee chair -- the
briefist of excerpts of the most innocuous, least substantive (least
controversial :-) recommendations that I submitted.
What he read was part of what I wrote, but very different from the *real*
meat of my testimony -- that wasn't nearly as long as one committee
member's [Beilenson, Democrat-CA] rambling chit-chat about how much he
enjoyed visiting Colorado a few years back. (Now *that's* really pertinent
to Congress and the Internet; isn't it? And then they wonder why so many
of us are so bitterly cynical about how Congress and the Beltway insiders
[emailed 5:02pm *Pacific* time, on 5/23/96, for 5/24 morn East Coast hearing]
Fromemail@example.com (Jim Warren)
Subject--comments from a citizen-activist beyond the Beltway
Dear Rules Committee members --
I will forego the flowerly language and risk candid brevity:
Those of us who have no hired lobbyists in Washington can *effectively*
participate in the process of our own governance *only* to the extent that
(1) we have TIMELY access to ADEQUATE information about issues BEFORE they
are functionally decided by the committees of our elected representatives,
(2) those who vote on decisions that impact us all give balanced
consideration to the comments and pleas from all of those who will be
impacted, who wish to be heard.
The global Internet can greatly facilitate such access.
Here are some suggested groundrules:
1. To allow an *informed* electorate: Any documents prepared by
congressional staff or Members using a word-processor should be placed on
"free" [tax-supported] public-access congressional Internet file-servers AT
THE SAME TIME that paper or faxed copies are made available to lobbyists
and special interest representatives inside the Beltway or in donors'
To do anything less, *unnecessarily* continues to benefit and
empower the few at the expense of the many -- notably including most of the
The California legislature has been doing much of this since 1994;
other state legislatures are also beginning to do so. For Members of
Congress to say that they can't do it is simply unbelievable.
We all understand that, "knowledge is power," and that senior
Members and committee Chairs use selective disclosure to empower themselves
and those whom they favor, and use delayed disclosure to emasculate their
But we citizens *should* be treated as those whom Members favor.
Members should *not* CONTINUE to treat citizens, in this way, as opponents.
Empower the electorate beyond the Beltway to participate in their [our!]
own governance -- even when it means sharing the power held by senior
Members. If legislation is laudible, it -- and its mark-up and analyses
and reports and drafts -- can withstand the bright light of *timely*,
nationwide public access and scrutiny.
Technology now makes it possible to empower representative
democracy by allowing citizens the *option* of being fully and timely
informed. Please -- do so!
2. Regarding the handling of electronic mail sent to elected
representatives -- who vote on decisions that effect *everyone* (*not*
merely those constituents or party members who can re-elect them):
Elected representatives who accept campaign contributions from
sources other than constituents in their districts, should also accept
email from senders other than constituents in their districts, and should
be comparably responsive.
Anything less simply provides concrete, measurable *evidence* that
government belongs only to those who can buy it, and further *valdates*
citizen cynicism about Congress, Washington and their [our!] powerlessness
against the big-bucks "Beltway bandits."
These are merely two worthy starting points. There is much more that can
be done to facilitate and enhance representative democracy via
well-established, well-understood information technology and public
Please, honor your Office by allowing all of us to have effective
access. Please -- delay no longer!
I remain, Sincerely,
/s/ Jim Warren
GovAccess list-owner/editor, advocate & columnist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
345 Swett Rd., Woodside CA 94062; voice/415-851-7075; fax/<# upon request>
[1994 James Madison Freedom-of-Information Award,
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Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 10:17:35 -0400
From: Wes Morgan <morgan@ENGR.UKY.EDU>
Subject: File 5--Re: Civil Liberties and Encryption
>Date--23 May 96 04:00:19 EDT
>From--Lance Rose <72230.2044@CompuServe.COM>
>Subject--File 1--The Civil Liberies On-line Circus
>Whoa -- let's circle back to the top now. Isn't an indecency standard
>of some sort very much in place for television today? And isn't
>television a hugely popular mass medium, at the very center of U.S.
>and other societies?
It's inarguably clear that television is popular, but that is not
the question at hand. We must consider the participation of the
"average Joe" (or, to borrow a legal phrase, a "reasonable person")
in the medium. Television *is* popular, but it is hardly open to
the average Joe; when was the last time your neighbor broadcast a
television program? The production facilities required, even for
the most rudimentary public-access-channel documentary, create an
effective barrier to mass participation. Television is a one-way
street; its 'heavy hitters' can easily afford the control structure
(and legal/regulatory bureaucracy) necessary to follow the indecency
standards. This bureaucracy trickles down to the level of the indi-
vidual network affiliate...
The Net, on the other hand, actively encourages participation; indeed,
it makes such participation almost trivially simple. Your neighbor
*can* reach millions via the Internet; Web pages are cross-linked
around the world, Usenet postings reach into the cracks and crevices
of the online world (until very recently, a large mainframe site re-
portedly receives Usenet news on a weekly *magtape*!), and email
flits among the nest of systems called the Internet. The problem,
however, lies in the fact that the typical Joe can't afford a flock
of legal eagles to appease the regulators; Bill's BBS isn't going to
keep an attorney on retainer to handle complaints of this sort. Is
it reasonable to expect such a compliance mechanism from _ad hoc_
publishers like Net contributors?
>But what is crypto, really, but just an awkward way of hiding
>things? We're not talking about the underlying math, of course,
>designed by guys next to whose intellects most of us are just chimps
>in lab cages. Rather, what is crypto used for? It is used to hide
>a message right in someone else's face. It is like sticking a
>self-incriminating note in a physical capsule that is uncrackably
>hard and strong, then lobbing the capsule through the window of a
>police station to sit in the middle of the floor among a bunch of
>cops, powerless to open it up and figure out how to get the perp.
Actually, it's more like placing a postal message in an envelope,
instead of using a postcard. Would you like to receive your monthly
banking statement on a postcard, open to anyone who handles it? How
about the results of those medical tests you took last week?
>Gee, is that really the best way to hide a message (given that the
>cops" first move will be to look outside for those responsible)? Or
>is it better to leave the cops blissfully unaware of the message's
>existence, or its true nature, so they never even get close to the
>point of having an encrypted message they're trying to crack?
Given the ease with which Internet traffic can be monitored and/or
logged, encryption provides the same level of privacy (*not* neces-
sarily security) as do envelopes in the postal medium. What's
wrong with that?
>Far more elegant and effective means of attaining secrecy exist today,
>and will be devised in the future. That's where the action will be
>after the dust has cleared on today's crypto rights battles, no
>matter who "wins" them.
What might some of those "elegant and effective means" be? Remember,
we have to limit ourselves to those tools available to Joe AOLer,
Bill BBS-in-my-basement and Jane College-Student.
>3. The proposed "National Information Infrastructure" copyright
>legislation. There's a lot of fire and brimstone being spewed over
>this one, but who has really looked at the proposed law? There
>ain't much there.
>One part of the proposed law gives a copyright owner control over
>"transmissions" of works online. The opposing civil liberties
>people say this will make browsing on the Net illegal. What?
If memory serves, _Basic Four v. MAI_ held that maintaining a copy
in RAM can violate copyright, even if that copy is a transitory
one-shot. Since browsing the Web is just that - loading a copy
of a document into RAM - one could make the argument (as you do,
later in your message) that such browsing is already illegal.
>If the new proposal turns the current "copying" right into a
>so-called "transmission" right when it happens across a network,
>this is no more than a change in terminology. The same factors
>described above apply as much to "transmissions" involving browsing
>users as to "copying" involving browsing users.
Changes in terminology can have substantial ramifications - just
ask the European folks about the new Web policies, in which Web
transmissions are now termed "broadcasts" and treated in the same
vein as television and radio broadcasts.
>Here comes the part that you may find hard to believe: in all the
>battles mentioned above, I personally side with the civil liberties
>groups every single time. Then why the criticisms? It looks like
>these groups, with their admirable principles and agendas, are
>increasingly getting lost in hyperbole and losing important
>perspective. Frankly, the shrillness is beginning to hurt my ears.
You're on the mark with this comment. It's very important that the
Net public present a calm, factual case in each of these matters; too
many are resorting to histrionics and hyperbole.
Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 16:24:44 -0300 (ADT)
From: InfoLink <email@example.com>
Subject: File 6--More Information about Getting Online (Conference)
The following is a draft of the agenda of Getting Online: Communities on the
Internet, a conference to be held in Ottawa 20-23 June, 1996. We look
forward to the interest and response of the community sector and the 'Net
community in general.
Please forward as appropriate.
COMMUNITIES ON THE INTERNET
Thursday, June 20
0830-0900 Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops
0900-1230 Pre-Conference Workshops: Session A (choose 1 stream)
A1. The Internet, communications and research
A2. Uploading and downloading common file types
A3. Basics of HTML and home page construction
1330-1700 Pre-Conference Workshops: Session B
B1. Efficiently finding the information you need
B2. Introduction to creating Gopher & FTP sites
B3. Introduction to forms and CGI scripts
Friday, June 21
0830-0900 Registration for conference
0900-0930 Welcome, purpose of event, review of agenda
0930-0945 Video from Africa - Don Richardson, UN FAO
0945-1045 ABCs of Access
Michael Richardson, Community Consultant
Greg Searle, IDRC
Leslie Shade, Community Consultant
Terry Lewycky, BlueSky FreeNet (invited)
1115-1230 Concurrent Community Session: Session A
A1. Success Stories from Cyberspace
* Rural Nets
John Stevenson, CSpace (invited)
* Environmental/Sustainable Development Sites
Justine Ackman, Environmental Inter Network, Web (?)
A2. Success Stories from Cyberspace
* Youth Networks
Mark Surman, Kids from Kanata, Web
Janet Longmore, Community in Schools (invited)
* Education Networks
Dalia Naujokaites, St Elizabeth School, Ottawa
Dick Holland, Ursula Franklin Academy, Toronto
1230-1400 Lunch with Keynote Speaker:
John Ralston Saul, author of _Voltaire's Bastards_ and
_The Unconscious Civilization_
1400-1515 Concurrent Community Sessions: Session B
B1. Success Stories from Cyberspace
* Aboriginal Networks
Melanie Goodchild, Raindancer Interactive
* Union Resources
Kerry Pither, CUPW
B2. Success Stories from Cyberspace
* International/Peace Networks
Helene Mousseau, CARE
* Ethnocultural Networks
1515-1545 Concurrent Community Sessions: Session C
C1. Success Stories from Cyberspace
* Seniors' Networks
Seniors' Computer Information Project (?)
One Voice, Seniors' Network (?)
* Health/Disabilities Networks
Chuck Letourneau, Adaptive Computer Technology Centre
C2. Success Stories from Cyberspace
* Women's Networks
* Social Service Resources
Lyz Rykert, Family Service Association, Metro Toronto
Simon Mielniczuk, Ont. Prevention Clearinghouse (invtd)
Saturday, June 22
0830-1015 Impact on Work and Community
Theresa Johnson, PSAC
Kerry Pither, CUPW
Sid Schniad, Telecommunications Workers Union (invited)
Moderator: Garth Graham, Telecommunities Canada
1045-1215 Networking by Community of Interest I:
Concurrent Discussion Groups
What resources do we have? What can community groups
do to acquire the resources necessary to establish an online
presence? What can social sector groups offer Internet service
providers in exchange for service? What internal resources do
groups have to generate content?
1215-1330 Lunch with Keynote Speaker:
Heather Menzies, author of _Fastforward and Out of Control_
and _Whose Brave New World?_
1330-1430 Internet Service Providers Panel
Jesse Hirsch, LocalGlobal Access
Moderator: Mark Bell, Monitor Magazine
1430-1500 Moderated Discussion: Participants and Panel
1530-1700 Networking by Community of Interest II:
Concurrent Discussion Groups
Where are we going? What do we need? How can social
sector groups coordinate their interests, concerns and
needs to gain the consideration of Internet businesses and
government policy makers?
Sunday, June 23
0830-1030 Reports back from discussion groups. Summaries of
previous day's discussions with action points highlighted. How
can an overview of promises, potentials and pitfalls be achieved?
What points should it take into account?
1100-1230 Networking Fair (topics, sessions to be set and
arranged by participants - suggestions follow)
* Fundraising for a Network
* Women in Cyberspace
* How to Organize a Community Online
* Technical Resources
* Sustainability, Environment and Economy
* Development, Local and International
* Caucuses at will
1400-1530 Goals for the Year
Coalition for Public Information (?)
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (?)
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