Riseup Newsletter May 2011

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May 2011 Contents

  • We Fought the Law, and We Won
  • Dispatches from the surveillance apocalypse
  • Donate, or the world explodes

We Fought the Law, and We Won

(warning: legal stuff specific to the United States)

What do right-wing churches, kiss-ins, homophobic lawyers, and Riseup have in common? They were all involved in “Mount Hope Baptist Church v. Riseup.net” in US Federal court. The short story: we kicked ass.

After a right-wing church subpoenaed the account records of several Riseup users, we went to court on behalf of these users to defend their right to anonymous speech. By winning our case, Riseup has established an important precedent in US Federal court. Riseup’s legal victory is important because it strengthens our ability to defend the anonymity of Riseup users.

The legal system in the US has consistently ruled that the ability to speak anonymously is an important part of the right to free speech. However, there is a bit of a catch-22: when someone tries to identify you online, how can you defend your right to anonymous speech if defending your anonymity in court reveals your identity? At the moment, this is untested law in the US, and some courts have ruled that internet sites cannot protect the anonymity of their users without the users coming forward themselves. Our success in defending the right of users to remain anonymous, on their behalf, helps to establish a vital precedent in the US: you don’t lose your right to anonymous speech when you go online.

Google also received subpoenas as part of the same case, and turned over their gmail information without any attempts by Google to defend them. Legally, online service providers can receive subpoenas and hand over data without even informing the individuals that their data was requested.

Riseup would like to thank movement lawyers for the long hours put into this case. Without you, the world would be a scarier place. Thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), the National Lawyer’s Guild (nlg.org), and our very own Sunbird.

We would also like to thank the opposing council for suggesting that the Riseup users in this case don’t deserve protection because their speech was not “patriotic” free speech. Hilarity ensued. We wish you safe travels back to the bizarro world where you came from.

More details about the activist action in Michigan: blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPD...

Dispatches from the surveillance apocalypse

Swedish ISP announces it will openly defy data retention laws by encrypting all their user’s traffic. Go, Sweden! torrentfreak.com/wikileaks-isp-anonymiz...

Facebook turns your “likes” and status updates into ads that your friends cannot ignore. adage.com/digital/article?article_id=14...

Iphone continually tracking locations of users. Another example of massive corporate personal information grabs. www.democracynow.org/2011/4/21/headline...

Donate, or the world explodes

We have it on good authority that the world is going to end on Dec 12th, 2012. Happily, the Riseup collective has discovered a way to prevent Armageddon, but the supplies are expensive. So, please, send us everything in your wallet as soon as you can. The future of all life depends on it. For your added convenience, we also accept Visa or Mastercard. Visit riseup.net/donate today!

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Май 2011
Содержание

  • Мы боролись с законом и победили
  • Новости о наблюдательном апокалипсисе
  • Пожертвуйте или мир взорвется

Мы боролись с законом и победили

(внимание: правовые моменты описываются в рамках законодательства США)

Что общего между правыми церквями, киссингами, адвокатами-гомофобами и Райзапом? Они все были вовлечены в дело “Баптистская Церковь Горы Надежды против Riseup.net” в федеральном суде США. Вкратце: мы надрали им задницы.

После того, как правая церковь подала иск на получение переписки с нескольких аккаунтов, расположенных на серверах Райзап, мы отправились в суд от имени этих пользователей, чтобы защитить их право на анонимность. Выиграв это дело Райзап создал важный прецедент в федеральном суде США. Судебная победа Райзапа важна, так как она усиливает нашу способность защищать анонимность пользователей Райзапа.

Правовая система штатов признала, что способность сохранять анонимность – важная часть свободы слова. Однако есть и взаимоисключающие условие: когда кто-то пытается идентифицировать вас в сети, то как вы можете защищать ваше право на анонимность, если защита вашей анонимности в суде раскрывается? На данный момент закон до конца не проработан, и некоторые суды постановили, что сайты не могут защищать анонимность своих пользователей, пока пользователь сам не явится в суд. Наш успех в защите права пользователей сохранять анонимность создает крайне важный прецедент в США: вы не теряете права на анонимность, когда выходите в интернет.

Гугл также получил постановления по тому же делу, но они раскрыли информацию без каких-либо попыток защиты. Провайдер по закону может передать вашу информацию по постановлению без вашего уведомления о том, что эту информацию запросили.

Райзап хочет поблагодарить адвокатов за их долгие часы проведенные над этим делом. Без вас мир был бы куда страшнее. Спасибо Электрони Фронтир Фаундейшн (eff.org), Национальной Гильдии Адвокатов (nlg.org) и нашей собственной Санберд.

Мы так же хотим поблагодарить истца за предположение, что пользователи Райзапа не заслуживают в данном случае защиты, так как их речь была не “патриотичной”. Посмеялись. Мы желаем вам удачной поездки в странный мир, из которого вы пришли.

Больше информации на английском о действиях активистов в Мичигане:
blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPD...

Новости о наблюдательном апокалипсисе

Шведский провайдер открыто заявил, что отказывается выполнять закон о сохранение информации и будет шифровать весь пользовательский трафик. Так держать, Швеция! torrentfreak.com/wikileaks-isp-anonymiz...

Фейсбук превращает ваши “нравится” и обновления в рекламу, которую ваши друзья не могут игнорировать. adage.com/digital/article?article_id=14...

Айфон постоянно отслеживает местоположение пользователей. Очередной пример крупного корпоративного сбора личной информации www.democracynow.org/2011/4/21/headline...

Пожертвуйте или мир взорвется

Мы отлично знаем, что миру придет конец 12 декабря 2012 года. К счастью, коллектив Райзапа нашел способ избежать Армагеддона, но необходимые ингредиенты стоят немало. Поэтому, пожалуйста, отправьте нам все, что есть у вас в кошельке как можно скорее. Будущее жизни зависит от вас. Для вашего дополнительного удобства мы принимаем Visa и Mastercard. Посетите riseup.net/donate сегодня!

português

Conteúdo de Maio de 2011

  • Nós enfrentamos a Lei, e ganhamos
  • Despachos do apocalipse da vigilância
  • Doe, ou o mundo explode

Nós enfrentamos a Lei, e ganhamos

(atenção: questões legais específicas para os Estados Unidos)

O que igrejas conservadoras, beijaços, advogados homofóbicos e Riseup tem em comum? Todos eles estavam envolvidos no caso “Igreja Batista Mount Hope x Riseup.net” na Corte Federal dos Estados Unidos. Resumindo a história: nós arrasamos.

Após uma Igreja conservadora ter intimado os registros da conta de diversos usuários e usuárias de Riseup, fomos à corte em nome desses usuários para defender seus direitos de expressão anônima. Ao ganhar o caso, Riseup estabeleceu um importante precedente na Corte Federal dos Estados Unidos. A vitória legal de Riseup é importante porque fortalece nossa habilidade de defender o anonimato dos usuários de Riseup.

O sistema legal dos Estados Unidos tem consistentemente considerado a habilidade de se expressar anonimamente como parte importante do direito de livre expressão. Porém, há uma pegadinha aí: quando alguém tenta te identificar online, como você pode defender seu direito de expressão anônima se defendendo o seu anonimato na Justiça, você revelará sua identidade? No momento, esta é uma lei sem jurisprudência nos Estados Unidos, e algumas cortes tem decidido que sítios da internet não podem proteger o anonimato de seus usuários sem que estes tomem parte no processo. Nosso sucesso em defender os direitos dos usuários em permanecerem anônimos ajuda a estabelecer um vital precedente nos Estados Unidos: você não perde seu direito de expressão anônima quando você está online.

Google também recebeu intimações dentro do mesmo caso, e entregou informações do gmail sem qualquer intenção por parte de Google em defendê-las. Legalmente, provedores de serviços online podem receber intimações e entregar dados sem sequer informar os indivíduos que seus dados foram solicitados.

Riseup gostaria de agradecer os advogados do movimento pelas longas horas dedicadas a este caso. Sem vocês, o mundo seria um lugar mais assustador. Agradecemos também à Eletronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), o National Lawyer’s Guild (nlg.org), e nosso Sunbird.

Também gostaríamos de agradecer a parte oposta no caso por sugerir que os usuários de Riseup não mereciam proteção pois sua expressão não era uma livre expressão “patriota”. Argumento hilariante. Nós lhes desejamos uma boa viagem de volta ao mundo bizarro de onde vocês vieram.

Mais detalhes sobre a ação ativista em Michigan:
blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPD...

Despachos do apocalipse da vigilância

A sueca ISP anunciou que irá desafiar abertamente as leis de retenção de dados ao criptografar todo o tráfico de seus usuários. Vai, Suécia! torrentfreak.com/wikileaks-isp-anonymiz...

Facebook transforma seus “curtir” e atualizações de status em propagandas que seus amigos não conseguem ignorar. adage.com/digital/article?article_id=14...

Iphone continuamente segue a localização de seus usuários. Outro exemplo de massiva apropriação corporativa de informações pessoais. www.democracynow.org/2011/4/21/headline...

Doe, ou o mundo explode

Nós temos informações suficientes para não restar dúvidas que o mundo vai acabar no dia 12 de dezembro de 2012. Felizmente, o coletivo Riseup descobriu uma forma de prevenir o armagedon, mas os meios são caros. Então, por favor, nos envie tudo que tiver na carteira o mais rápido possível. O futuro de toda sua vida depende disso. Para sua comodidade, aceitamos também Visa e Mastercard. Visite riseup.net/donate e doe hoje mesmo!

Castellano (es)

Contenido de Mayo de 2011

  • Hicimos frente a la Ley, y ganamos
  • Noticias desde el apocalipsis de la vigilancia
  • Dona, o el mundo explota

Hicimos frente a la Ley, y ganamos

(Advertencia: información legal específica al derecho estadounidense)

¿Qué tienen en común iglesias conservadoras, besucones desinhibidos, abogados homófobos y Riseup? Todos estuvieron involucrados en el caso “Iglesia Bautista Mount Hope contra Riseup.net” en la Corte Federal de los Estados Unidos. En pocas palabras: les dimos en la torre

Luego de que una iglesia conservadora requirió los registros de las cuentas de algunas usuarias de Riseup, fuimos a juicio en su representación para defender su derecho a expresarse de forma anónima. Al ganar este caso, Riseup ha establecido un precedente importante en la Corte Federal de Estados Unidos. La victoria legal de Riseup es importante porque refuerza nuestra capacidad de defender el anonimato de quienes se apoyan en nuestros servicios.

De manera consistente, el sistema legal de los Estados Unidos ha establecido la libertad de expresarse anónimamente como parte importante del derecho de libre expresión. sin embargo, es como un callejón sin salida: si alguien quiere identificarte en línea, ¿cómo puedes defender tu derecho al anonimato, si defender en los juzgados este derecho revela tu identidad? Al día de hoy, esto es ley sin jurisprudencia en los Estados Unidos, y algunos juzgados han decidido que los sitios de internet no pueden proteger el anonimato de sus usuarios sin que estos se defiendan por si mismos. Nuestro éxito al defender el derecho de las usuarias a permanecer en el anonimato, en su representación, ayuda a establecer un precedente vital en los Estados Unidos: tú no tienes porque perder tu derecho a la expresión anónima al conectarte a internet.

A Google también le requirieron registros dentro del mismo caso, y proporcionó la información de cuentas de gmail sin hacer el mínimo intento de defender a sus clientes. Legalmente, los proveedores de servicios en línea pueden recibir requisiciones de información y entregar los datos de sus clientes sin siquiera informarles que sus datos fueron requeridos.

Riseup agradece a la defensa legal del movimiento por las largas horas que dedicaron a este caso. Sin ustedes, el mundo sería un lugar mucho más temible. Gracias a la Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), y el Gremio Nacional de Abogados (nlg.org), y nuestro propio Sunbird.

Nos gustaría agradecer también a la parte opositora por sugerir que las usuarias de Riseup en este caso no merecen protección porque no es “patriótica” su libre expresión. Nos reventaron de risa. Les deseamos un viaje seguro de vuelta al bizarro mundo del que provienen.

Más detalles acerca de la acción en Michigan: blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPD...

Noticias desde el apocalipsis de la vigilancia

Un proveedor de servicios de internet sueco, anunció que desafiará abiertamente las leyes de retención de datos al cifrar todo el tráfico de sus clientes. ¡Adelante, Suecia! torrentfreak.com/wikileaks-isp-anonymiz...

Facebook transforma tus “Me gusta” y actualizaciones, en anuncios que tus amigos no pueden ignorar. adage.com/digital/article?article_id=14...

Iphone continuamente registra la ubicación de sus usuarias. Otro ejemplo de la masiva apropiación corporativa de información personal. www.democracynow.org/2011/4/21/headline...

Dona, o el mundo explota

Sabemos de buena fuente que el mundo va a terminar el 12 de Diciembre de 2012. Felizmente, el colectivo Riseup ha descubierto una manera de evitar el Armageddon, pero los suministros son costosos. Entonces, por favor, mándanos todo lo que tengas en tu cartera tan pronto como puedas. El futuro de toda la vida depende de ello. Para tu conveniencia, también aceptamos Visa o Mastercard. ¡Visita riseup.net/donate hoy!

 

along with the iphone apocalypse, there is also the android apocalypse :
thenextweb.com/google/2011/04/21/its-no...

maybe that should be mentioned as well.

 
 

portuguese done!

 
 

There is a trouble with the render of the page, the source in wiki syntax seems ok, but from 2nd paragraph of russian translation, even the comments are broken and looks like awful nested html tables :D

Anyway, thanks to who can fix and figure out a proper bug. Spanish speaker comrades, please fix my translation, since i was not able to find the right words.

 
 

hmm.. interesting bug. it really doesn’t like the text:

hmm.. interesting bug. it really doesn’t like the text:

Мы боролись с законом и победили

 
 

that is even more weird. it duplicated the line before it even though i typed it once.

 
 

Yep. I had i really big problems with putting russian translation as it was all the time breaking the page.

 
 

ey dears,

reviewed the spanish translation. I have some doubst still about this:
their speech was not “patriotic” free speech.

that i changed into this:
su discurso no es libre de “patriotismo”

what do you thing, is this right? jokes are not always easy.

 
 

elijah; thanks for giving us the workaround to the bug. (Note: future translations, putting everything among @<pre></pre> tags, right?)

@danielo: Once again thanks for taking the time to check and patch the translation. It’s nice you changed the gender or all the nouns from masculine (as i did) to masculine. It helped a lot to check again and make more changes looking for neutral translations. Please check and fix if you think it is not enough clearly. I just use the femenine for the sake of simplicity if the alternative reads weird.

In another cases, i.e. “the movement lawyers” i think its better not using any gender (masc. or fem.) at all, instead, “la defensa legal del movimiento” it’s more accurate. Please, please, do not fall in the ugly use of x’s and @’s (it really doesn’t hurt the discrimination in language).

About the jokes, yes, it’s really hard. I droped at all the kiss-ins (WTF is that?); about the “patriotic” free speech, what do you think about my change? Maybe we should ask in the mailing list in order to clarify this.

 
 

Good job!

wonderful collective work. Lets continue learning together about sexes, genders and radical translation.

ale hop

 
 

I’m just changing the word encriptar and using instead cifrar which is the right term in spanish, since encriptar is a really bad choice (false cognate), similar to saying printear instead of imprimir or backupear instead of respaldar.

BTW, i like a lot changing the formal style and sticking better to a more confident style, as is used in radical spaces. I really like the changes done. Daniel is right, our translation is becoming more and more a team and not just a group, and that is wonderful.

 
   

just to clarify about the “kiss in” – similar to a “sit in” as a type of protest, typically folks will sit in at a location where it is prohibited (like at a lunch counter) or people sit in at an office (like an executive’s office or a university president, etc) to draw attention to an issue or demands. The kiss in was used by the activists at the church b/c the church is homophobic and doesn’t permit/approve of people of the same sex kissing. Thus two women kissed in the front of the church as part of the protest – thus a “kiss in” instead of a “sit in”.

Hope this makes sense.

This is fox news clip about the incident, you have to watch bill o’reily for a bit, but there is brief footage of the “kiss in”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFyPnvz-iI