[svlug] (forw) [BayFF] EFF Alert: Pack San Jose Courtroom Thu morning (tomorrow)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jul 12 00:43:01 PDT 2001


----- Forwarded message from Stanton McCandlish <mech at eff.org> -----

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 16:53:43 -0700
To: bayff at eff.org
From: Stanton McCandlish <mech at eff.org>
Subject: [BayFF] EFF Alert: Pack San Jose Courtroom Thu morning (tomorrow)
Reply-To: bayff-owner at eff.org

[A special alert for our SF Bay Area members & supporters.]


Electronic Frontier Foundation ACTION ALERT

Pack San Jose, CA, Courtroom July 12

Silicon Valley EFF members urged to support Matthew Pavlovich by attending
his appeal hearing in DVD/DeCSS case

(Issued: July 11, 2001 / Deadline: July 12, 2001)

Introduction:

   Movie industry trade group DVD-CCA has filed suit against hundreds of
   individuals all over the world, alleging that the DeCSS software
   (which decodes DVD discs, enabling them to be played on Linux
   computers) constitutes a violation of Calif. trade secret law. While
   EFF does not believe that the case has merit, it has caused a lot of
   hardship to the defendants, all of whom are expected to defend
   themselves in a Calif. court room, which for most of them is very far
   from where they live and work.

   The state supreme court has ordered an appellate rehearing of the
   jurisdictional issue, and one defendant, Indiana student Matthew
   Pavlovich, has filed a renewed motion to dismiss the case against him
   with the appellate court, with a hearing scheduled for tomorrow
   morning.

   EFF has a strong belief that packing the court room helps ensure
   careful judicial review of the issues raised, and we have used this
   tactic to good effect on a number of occasions.

What YOU Can Do Now:

   EFF's northern California supportes who wish to show solidarity with
   the DVD case defendants in their efforts to have the case against them
   dismissed should show up at the California Appellate Court at 333 W.
   Santa Clara St., 10th floor, in San Jose, at approximately 9 a.m.,
   Thu., July 12.

   For directions see:
     http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/courtsofappeal/6thDistrict/

   The court hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp, and could last
   several hours.

Background:

   For more information on the case and the hearing, see EFF's media
   advisory:
     http://www.eff.org/IP/DVDCCA_case/20010711_eff_pavlovich_pr.html

CAFE Campaign:

   This effort to back up Matthew Pavlovich's appeal is part of a larger
   campaign to protect, and raise awareness of, our free expression
   rights in digital media: EFF's Campaign for Audiovisual Free
   Expression (CAFE).

   Check the CAFE campaign website regularly for additional alerts and
   news:
     http://www.eff.org/cafe/

   For more information about the DVD-CCA case see:
     http://www.eff.org/IP/DVDCCA_case/

   For more information on the other DVD/DeCSS cases, see:
     http://www.eff.org/IP/MPAA_DVD_cases/

About EFF:

   The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading civil liberties
   organization working to protect rights in the digital world. 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:
     http://www.eff.org

Contact:

     Will Doherty, EFF Online Activist / Media Relations
     wild at eff.org
     +1 415 436 9333 x111

     Katina Bishop, EFF Offline Activist / Education Dir.
     katina at eff.org
     +1 415 436 9333 x101

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Stanton McCandlish      mech at eff.org       http://www.eff.org/~mech
Technical Director/Webmaster         Electronic Frontier Foundation
voice: +1 415 436 9333 x105                    fax: +1 415 436 9993
EFF, 454 Shotwell St.                    San Francisco CA 94110 USA

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