Tag Archives: jimmy wales
- US fails to extradite O’Dwyer as Internet freedom puts one in the win column
December 7, 2012
The notion that the USA’s laws extend beyond its own borders took a kick in the nuts on Thursday as a New York court took just five minutes to quash an extradition request taken against on British student Richard O’Dwyer. The brief hearing in lower Manhattan saw O’Dwyer speak only...
- Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales to encrypt data if UK passes ‘Snooper’s Charter’
September 10, 2012
Jimmy Wales, founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has spoken out against the UK government’s proposal to track the digital communications of its citizens. The government’s plan is detailed in the so-called Snooper’s Charter, formally known by the infinitely more innocuous title of the Communications Data Bill, which was unveiled this...
- O’Dwyer petition closing on 300k signatures
July 20, 2012
A campaign to prevent the extradition of the “human face” of the battle between the content industry and the public has topped almost half a million signatures. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, opened up an online petition last month to prevent the extradition of TVShack.net founder Richard O’Dwyer. The issue...
- Wikipedia founder backs campaign to quash TVShack extradition
June 25, 2012
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has called for a political intervention to prevent the extradition of TVShack.net founder Richard O’Dwyer. Wales told the Guardian that O’Dwyer has become the “human face” of a battle being waged between the “content industry” and the general public. If extradited to the U.S.A. he faces...
- Please Donate To Save Wikipedia
November 22, 2011
Chances are in the past couple of weeks, you’ve asked yourself ‘why does every person I look up on Wikipedia look like Jimmy Wales?’ Wales is the founder of the ubiquitous non-profit web encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. As of late, he has put himself and his pledge drive on every Wikipedia page....
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