EFF Media Advisory: DeCSS -- NYC Hearing 11 May 2000, EFF call for participation

EFF Media Advisory: DeCSS -- NYC Hearing 11 May 2000, EFF call for participation

Post by Alex La » Thu, 11 May 2000 04:00:00



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EFF Media Advisory: DeCSS -- NYC Hearing 11 May 2000, EFF call
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[ Thanks to Karsten M. Self for this announcement: ]

Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:33:51 -0700
Subject: Media Advisory Tomoorw- Show up to voice your support!

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
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OpenDVD.org serves as an online resource for people wishing to learn
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The OpenDVD Group (http://opendvd.org) has established as an affiliate
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the proceeds from DVD movies bought through the OpenDVD.org website to
the Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org), the
organization that is funding the costs for the defense in the DeCSS/DVD
lawsuits.

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