Dr. C. Scott Ananian (cananian) wrote,
Dr. C. Scott Ananian

Today's good news.

Today, the Princeton/Rice team lead by Ed Felton (one of my profs at P-ton!) filed a lawsuit in federal court contesting the DMCA. Details on Felten v. RIAA are here. I will find it hugely satisfying if the RIAA's threats & attempts to prevent Felten et al from publishing their paper on SDMI ultimately result in the overturning of the RIAA's bastard child, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

The lawsuit is being sponsored and funded by the EFF. More details on the EFF's current cases can be found at http://www.eff.org/Legal/active_legal.html; they are a non-profit and will need donations now more than ever: the RIAA has much deeper pockets than the good guys in this case. I'm glad I made a donation just a few days ago; if you find yourself agreeing with what the EFF stands for, I hope you'll consider donating too---they accept credit cards and paypal and all sorts of groovy electronic means to make things easy.

OK, this is the end of this public service message. =)

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