Netdaş is a Friendfeed group that is organized by Turkish netizens to challenge web censhorship issues in Turkey. This has been the most qualitative blogger/web producer meeting. Still, it could be more productive. Anyways, here is a few notes:
Presentation by Özgür Uçkan can be found here.
Article 5651. This Turkish penal code article was intended to fight with child porn. However, with the latest addition of “insult to Atatürk”; authorities used it to extend web censorship. Netizens should be careful about new law makings. It always starts innocently but then manipulated.
Newly emerging Copyright law is modelled upon a similar French law (HADOPI) which is more punishing than British and American laws [unsurprisingly French attitude]
A very long discussion on what to use: user, producer or consumer? web user seems to be preferred.
“We have to go beyond the mentality of banners. Old distinctions of producer/consumer may not apply to web usage”. [Hell yeah, isn’t that apparent? We spent to much about it…]
How to organize? It is early to be institutional.
Funding issues has to be thought about. It is serious.
[Well, Erkan is tired. It is already 3 hours. Netizens should be better at time discipline:)]