[svlug] Fwd: New York City -- EFF/DeCSS hearing, show up to voice your support 11 May 2000

kmself@ix.netcom.com kmself at ix.netcom.com
Wed May 10 15:52:32 PDT 2000


----- Forwarded message from Wendy Seltzer <wendy at seltzer.com> -----

>From karsten  Wed May 10 14:20:09 2000
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 16:54:43 -0400
To: dvd-announce at eon.law.harvard.edu
From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy at seltzer.com>
Subject: [dvd-announce] Fwd: Show up to voice your support tomorrow! (Southern
  District of New York)
Reply-To: dvd-discuss at eon.law.harvard.edu


>Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:33:51 -0700
>Subject: Media Advisory Tomoorw- Show up to voice your support!
>X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2314.1300
>Sender: kathleen at eff.org
>From: kathleen at eff.org
>To: wendy at seltzer.com
>
>
>EFF is encouraging its members in the New York area, public
>citizens, and journalists concerned about the movie studios'
>overly broad interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright
>Act's anticircumvention provisions to attend the hearing.
>
>
>
>EFF MEDIA ADVISORY
>May 10, 2000
>
>NY Court to Hear Arguments re: Sanctioning Movie Studios in DVD
>Case
>
>WHO:
>EFF DVD Legal Defense Team and Defendant 2600 vs. Movie
>Studios
>WHAT:  Hearing to compel MPAA's Valenti and Disney's Eisner to
>testify in court
>WHERE:  Courtroom 12d, Federal District Court, Southern District
>of New York, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY; see
>http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/travlnyc.htm
>WHEN:  Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m
>
>On Thursday morning, a federal court will hear arguments over
>media defendant 2600's request to sanction the movie studios for
>refusing to comply with the court's discovery schedule.  The
>Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is sponsoring the defense of
>2600, an online news organization that posted the free software,
>DeCSS, which plays DVDs on Linux computers.
>
>Lawyers for the defense asked the court to compel MPAA President
>Jack Valenti and Disney CEO Michael Eisner to submit to testimony
>under oath about piracy related to DeCSS.  Defense will also ask
>the court to increase the financial bond the movie companies are
>required to pay pending the outcome of the case because it
>involves a prior restraint on 2600's speech.
>
>EFF is encouraging its members in the New York area, public
>citizens, and journalists concerned about the movie studios'
>overly broad interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright
>Act's anticircumvention provisions to attend the hearing.
>
>Contacts:
>     Katina Bishop, Communications Manager
>     Electronic Frontier Foundation
>     (415) 436-9333 x101
>
>     Robin Gross, Staff Counsel
>     Electronic Frontier Foundation
>     (415) 863-5459
>
>For more information on this case, and three others being
>sponsored by EFF, see http://www.eff.org/IP/Video
>
>The Electronic Frontier Foundation ( http://www.eff.org ) is the
>leading global nonprofit organization linking technical
>architectures with legal frameworks to support the rights of
>individuals in an open society. Founded in 1990, EFF actively
>encourages and challenges industry and government to support free
>expression, privacy, and openness in the information society. EFF
>is a member-supported organization and maintains one of the
>most-linked-to Web sites in the world


----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com>         http:/www.netcom.com/~kmself
    What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/
GPG fingerprint: F932 8B25 5FDD 2528 D595  DC61 3847 889F 55F2 B9B0
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 232 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.svlug.org/archives/svlug/attachments/20000510/31ec1c5b/attachment.bin


More information about the svlug mailing list