Rally to Free Sklyarov: Monday July 30
cananian
I've been keeping very busy with the free sklyarov web site and Boston organizing. This is just a quick note to let the (many? few?) readers of my home page/web log know that there is another protest/rally planned for *tomorrow* (as I write this) Monday, July 30, at noon at Park Street. Details are in the Boston link above. The last rally was a great success!

Sklyarov and Fair Use
cananian
There's an excellent article in the Baltimore Sun from Monday, talking about the Sklyarov and Felten cases, but also about the DMCA and fair use more generally. It's very readable and worth a look.

Sklyarov Update
cananian
Yesterday's protest went very well: 60-80 people attending, hundreds of flyers handed out, pictures are here. The coffin was a hit: even Wired News mentioned it.

Currently, we're recommending people sign the on-line petition and tentatively planning an action for July 30, to coincide with U.S.-v-Sklyarov case D.A. Mueller's senate confirmation hearings (he is Bush's chosen FBI-head candidate).

Latest details will always be at http://freesklyarov.org/boston.


The Night Before
cananian
Tomorrow (Monday) noon, some small army of people will show up at Park Street station to demand the release of Dmitry Sklyarov and the repeal of the DMCA. More information at freesklyarov.org and (for Boston) http://freesklyarov.org/boston.

I've got the night-before nervous jitters. So much still left to do! But the FSF just gave us a lot of press help (hopefully not too late!) and I'm optimistic that turn-out will be great. I hope I hope I hope!


Free Sklyarov!
cananian
I'm organizing a protest Monday in Boston to protest the plight of Dmitry Sklyarov (see below). Details are here. Join the mailing list and join us on Monday! EFF coverage; NTK coverage; Slashdot coverage.

This is how it ends.
cananian
Today, the United States Government arrested a Russian graduate student for showing that Adobe's e-Book protection software was technologically inept. Lots of details are available from cryptome. The software causing the ruckus is here.

Please read Richard Stallman's The Right To Read to get an idea where this will all end up. And then go sign up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.