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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF cares about RIAA lawsuits

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Wed, 2009-05-13 09:51

The Free Software Foundation and DefectiveByDesign have been working with attorney Ray Beckerman to help fight for victims of the RIAA's baseless intimidation campaign. The RIAA recently took notice, calling our position -- and by extension the position of many other anti-DRM activists -- "virulent" and "baseless."

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Hold your politicians accountable for PRO-IP

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Wed, 2008-10-22 12:02

Sadly, President Bush has allowed himself and the Department of Justice to be manipulated by the RIAA and MPAA. On October 13th, he signed the PRO-IP bill into law, ignoring calls to veto it and pretty clear indications that the bill was promoted using completely fabricated statistics.

Topic:  RIAA mpaa

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Last Chance: Tell Bush to veto the RIAA/MPAA Enforcement Bill

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Mon, 2008-09-29 13:34

Topic:  RIAA mpaa

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Stop the MPAA and RIAA shadow government: Oppose S. 3325

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Fri, 2008-09-26 13:28

Update: Over the weekend, Congress sadly has passed the bill. But it's not law yet -- stay tuned for our next step.

Topic:  RIAA mpaa congress

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Stop the RIAA from using the Department of Justice to do its dirty work

Submitted by JohnSullivan on Fri, 2008-09-19 14:41

The RIAA is continuing to try coercion to prop up its illegitimate and unethical business model.

Topic:  drm RIAA mpaa

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Behind-The-Scenes Look at How DRM Becomes Law from Cory Doctorow

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Wed, 2007-07-11 22:12

This afternoon Information Week published a great article by Cory Doctorow about how big corporations and shadowy associations and working groups collude to develop DRM schemes and the laws that mandate them.

The piece is very long, and very good. Everyone who is interested in this sort of thing should give it a read and then tell your friends and family about it.

Here is a choice excerpt from the beginning:

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Alberto Gonzales Not Satsified with destroying Department of Justice...

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Wed, 2007-05-16 13:11

On Monday the disgraced Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who has done a pretty good job of destroying the reputation of the Justice Department announced that he wants to destroy computer users rights by proposing laws to protect "intellectual property".

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October 3rd Declared "Day Against DRM"

Submitted by PeterB on Thu, 2006-08-31 12:19

Oct3rdBostonTAKE ACTION

"If consumers even know there's a DRM, what it is, and how it works, we've already failed" - Disney Executive.

Defeating DRM is all about awareness. The direct actions that we have taken are all about this. Whether it means protesting outside Apple Stores in Hazmat suits or getting HUGE press coverage for announcing the Bono petition (sign it now). Action gets attention, and creates space for debate. And as our friends at Disney recognize, if there is a debate, we will have won.

Topic:  drm RIAA action mpaa

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