So what if….


…Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others would just share the information?  What am I talking about?  Well, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and probably others are suing the federal government to release details of their FISA court orders.  This morning, as I was walking to work, my mind just wondered:

What if they simply go ahead and share it?

If they all did it, the government couldn’t just shut them all down?  Too many people depend on them for email, search, their worth as people, etc.   Why couldn’t the companies simply choose NOT to obey the court order in a mass act of civil disobedience?  I’m sure there would be repercussions.  They may actually get shut down.  But the point would have been made.

The Lavabit guy didn’t have resources on his own to fight the federal government; however, those companies–together–could make a good showing of it.  Something like NewEgg with copyright trolls.

Image from alec couros via flickr

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