December 7th, 2015 IRC Meeting

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Review & Decisions

Campaigns Status

2016 Campaign

See notes from December 6th, 2015 Campaign Planning Meeting.

H.2487 & H.2606 Video Game Production Subsidy

  • Signatures so far?
  • Where else to publicize it?

CISA

  • Vote soon, we hear

Event Planning?

Any events we need to plan for?

Upcoming Events

  1. 12/19, 3-5pm, 2016 Campaign Planning Meeting, Pizzeria Regina, 353 Cambridge St, Allston
  2. 12/30, 6-9pm, Crypto Party?, Parts & Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville
  3. 1/16, 4pm, Arisia Cryptoparty

Every Wed., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge

Participants

  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
  • igel (william fleurant, arlington)
  • jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
  • Bluestreak
  • aquaticonions (Eli Haber, Lexington)
  • Kendra (Kendra in Michigan)

Observers

  • davidd
  • Pharyngeal
  • zby

Summary

H.2487 & H.2606 Video Game Production Subsidy. Have online petition, and some physical petitions. Where else to publicize? Perhaps gather signatures during Arisa? Short URL for petition form: https://tinyurl.com/NoGiveawaysToVideoGameMakers

CISA may be coming up for a vote in the near future. Most of MA delegates voted against it, but a few voted in favor.

Shall we march in Pride parade this year? We put this to a vote. 6-0, no abstentions. Vote passes.

Minutes

 
21:02 < jokeefe> agenda -
        https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_7th,_2015_IRC_Meeting
21:03 < jokeefe> keeping meeting to 30 minutes
21:03 < jokeefe> ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville
21:03 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA
21:03 < jokeefe> Anything anyone wants to add?
21:05 < aquaticonions> Eli Haber, Lexington
21:05 < Bluestreak> Lucia Fiero
21:05 < jokeefe> Campaign Meeting - notes at
        https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_6th,_2015_Campaign_Planning_Meeting
        . Thanks to Steve for entering them.  I will add a few things I wrote
        down.
21:05 < jokeefe> It was a productive meeting.
21:05 < jokeefe> Next one is Sat. the 19th.
21:06 < aquaticonions> What time? It's theoretically possible I'll
        actually be able to make it on the 19th
21:06 < igel> william fleurant, arlington
21:06 < jokeefe> 3-5pm
21:06 < aquaticonions> Thanks
21:06 < jokeefe> The one after that will also be on a Saturday.
21:06 < srevilak> aquaticonions: would be great to meet you in person
21:07 < jokeefe> H.2487 & H.2606 Video Game Production Subsidy - need
        more signatures
21:07 < jokeefe> srevilak, did you add the signatures from freedom
        rally? I thought you took the sheet
21:07 < aquaticonions> srevilak: Didn't we meet at PirateCon?
21:07 < srevilak> aquaticonions: you're right, I stand corrected
21:08 < srevilak> jokeefe: have sheet, haven't entered.  Will do tomorrow
21:08 < igel> hi Kendra
21:08 < jokeefe> thank you
21:08 < jokeefe> ahoy
21:08 < Kendra> Hi All, Kendra in Michigan
21:08 < jokeefe> Where else to publicize can we publicize the petition?
21:09 < srevilak> social media - mention early, mention often?
21:09 < jokeefe> been doing that.  at least on twitter.
21:09 < srevilak> when does it come up for a vote?
21:09 < jokeefe> don’t know. will call and ask.
21:10 < jokeefe> who else can we approach to publicize it?
21:10 < Kendra> re you talking about CISA?
21:10 < jokeefe> H.2487 & H.2606 Video Game Production Subsid
21:10 < srevilak> would Arisa be a good place to gather signatures,
        or publicize?
21:10 < Kendra> Maybe computer science departments
21:11 < Bluestreak> srevilak, good idea
21:11 < jokeefe> can print out petitions for cryptoparty
21:12 < Kendra> What about pf soto's list?
21:12 < jokeefe> at arisia
21:12 < jokeefe> yes, that is a good idea.  also act-ma
21:13 < jokeefe> The link I have used is
        https://tinyurl.com/NoGiveawaysToVideoGameMakers
21:13 < jokeefe> Been using this image
        https://tinyurl.com/NoGiveawaysToVideoGameMakers
21:13 < jokeefe> https://tinyurl.com/NoGiveawaysToVideoGameMakers
21:13 < jokeefe>
        https://masspirates.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/pacmanEatingDollarsShort.png
21:13 < Kendra> I think we could forward to Aria Littlehouse for the Ob
        everything list
21:14 < jokeefe> thanks
21:14 < jokeefe> if anyone wants to make a meme image to put on FB
21:14 < igel> who is behind H.2487/H.2606
21:14 < jokeefe> video game companies and game colleges
21:14 < jokeefe> colleges that teach video games
21:15 < jokeefe> becker college, IIRC
21:15 < igel> i don't get the logic behind it tbh.
21:15 < jokeefe>
        http://www.becker.edu/academics/departments-programs/design/interactive-media
21:15 < Kendra> Wentworth
21:15 < jokeefe> http://www.massdigi.org/
21:15 < srevilak> I wonder if there are lobbying disclosures for
        H.2487/H.2606
21:15 < Bluestreak> My friend’s kid went to Becker. Is unemployed.
21:16 < jokeefe> would be good to ask
21:16 < igel> video game programming is extreme..
21:16 < jokeefe> a meme image would be good if anyone wants to put
        one together
21:17 < igel> its such a specialized field, with entry to such a
        conglomorate market..
21:17 < jokeefe> aye, and this would make it worse
21:17 < jokeefe> please spread the word amongst your friends
21:17 < jokeefe> CISA - starting to look scary
21:18 < jokeefe> posted this
        https://masspirates.org/blog/2015/12/05/new-cyber-information-sharing-act-cisa-likely-to-be-worse-stop-it/
21:18 < jokeefe>
        https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/12/07/in-one-of-his-first-major-legislative-acts-paul-ryan-trying-to-deputize-comcast-to-narc-you-out-to-the-feds/
21:19 < jokeefe>
        https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151206/15493433005/senator-mitch-mcconnell-to-obama-please-just-tell-us-what-law-you-need-to-ban-encryption-youll-get-it.shtml
21:19 < jokeefe> hear vote may be this week or next
21:19 < srevilak> I just read McConnell's press release:
        http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=a7971aa0-893c-4e26-8429-8027d0c1cd47
21:19 < srevilak> May write an op-ed response to that
21:19 < Bluestreak> MSM has been crying wolf about soc med all week,
        how it leads to redicalization.
21:20 < jokeefe> please do srevilak
21:20 < igel> its narc
21:20 < Bluestreak> And the push is on in France to ban TOR andf free
        wifi?
21:20 < Bluestreak> Scary
21:20 < jokeefe> socialized medicine leads to radicalization?
21:21 < Bluestreak> social media
21:21 < Kendra> I mentioned this to my mother, Paul Ryan that is, and
        she said "he's always trying to do something stupid"
21:21 < Bluestreak> :-P
21:21 < jokeefe> oh ok.  NSDAP didn’t have social media, just saying
21:22 < Kendra> back to writing notes
21:22 < igel> heh
21:22 < igel> that comcast thing is real
21:22 < Bluestreak> Franch shooters didn’t use TOR
21:22 < jokeefe> or encryption
21:22 < Bluestreak> didn’t use encryption
21:22 < igel> i found packet sniffing javascript in my comcast router
        web admin
21:22 < jokeefe> charming
21:22 < Bluestreak> and EVERYION E used wifi
21:22 < igel> if you are logged in as comcast admin/tech, you can
        enable sniffing
21:22 < Bluestreak> uese
21:22 < igel> and send all packet captures to a remote server
21:22 < srevilak> igel: you should route -n that shit
21:22 < igel> from the LAN/WAN
21:23 < jokeefe> that ought to increase your bandwidth, eh?
21:23 < Bluestreak> I’m going to bed #depressed
21:23 < igel> :/
21:23 < igel> i asked comcast, and my traceroutes changed from woburn
        to maryland
21:23 < igel> heh.
21:24 < jokeefe> so please spread
        https://masspirates.org/blog/2015/12/05/new-cyber-information-sharing-act-cisa-likely-to-be-worse-stop-it/
        . we had a new ma reps who voted for it.
21:24 < jokeefe> s/new/few/g
21:24 < Bluestreak> Kennedy is ours
21:24 < Bluestreak> We used to have McGovern before redistricting,
        liked him better
21:25 < jokeefe> Event Planning - any coming up that we don’t know
        about? https://masspirates.org/wiki/2016_Event_Calendar
21:25 < igel> few? hmm
21:25 < jokeefe> Kennedy is quite the pro-surveillance guy
21:25 < srevilak> Event question: shall I go ahead and register us for
        pride parade?
21:26 < jokeefe> yes, please
21:26 < Bluestreak> This is a conservative part of the state
21:26 < srevilak> jokeefe: okay, will look into that this week
21:26 < Bluestreak> thanks
21:27 < Bluestreak> “This is one of the key reasons why ISPs should
        NOT be content producers, and vice versa”
21:27 < Bluestreak> Hear, hear
21:27 < jokeefe> well - should put that to a vote actually - all in
        favor of marching in the 2016 boston pride parade?
21:27 < srevilak> aye
21:27 < aquaticonions> aye
21:27 < jokeefe> aye
21:28 < Bluestreak> aye
21:28 < igel> aye
21:28 < Kendra> aye
21:28 < jokeefe> any opposed?
21:29 < jokeefe> motion passes
21:29 < jokeefe> you have your answer srevilak :-)
21:29 < srevilak> ok
21:29 < jokeefe> thanks for dealing with it
21:30 < srevilak> we are at time
21:30 < jokeefe> we are
21:30 < srevilak> motion to adjourn
21:30 < jokeefe> 2ns
21:30 < jokeefe> 2nd
21:30 < Kendra> 2nd
21:30 < jokeefe> all in favor?
21:30 < igel> yaar
21:30 < srevilak> will post transcript
21:30 < jokeefe> aye