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Join us this Thursday to fight an unjust DRM law

by Zak Rogoff Contributions Published on Feb 29, 2016 05:38 PM
We'll be hand-delivering a comment against the the part of the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) that makes circumvention of DRM a crime, even when done for important reasons like security research or accessibility. Our comment is co-signed by more than 1,000 people, but the Copyright Office won't let us submit it online without proprietary software.
When Mar 03, 2016

from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where 237 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Contact Name

Whether you are new to these issues or a seasoned activist, come join us! Here's the plan:

  • 2:00 PM: Meet at the Starbucks on Pennsylvania and 3rd SE (237 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003). The closest Metro station is Capitol South on the Blue and Orange lines. FSF Campaigns Manager Zak Rogoff will meet you there.
  • 2:30 PM sharp: leave for the Copyright office, which is in the Library of Congress's Madison building right next door.
  • 3:00 PM: estimated finishing time

Please RSVP to Zak at campaigns@fsf.org. We'd appreciate if you could include your phone number to make coordination easier, but an email alone is also fine. If you have a camera and would like to do photography, please let us know!

For a little more background: for years, the FSF's Defective by Design campaign has been engaged in a struggle to strike the anti-circumvention provisions from the DMCA. In December, the Copyright Office finally started to listen, issuing a public call for comments on the implementation of the law. Unfortunately, they refuse to accept our comment in any way other than through a proprietary JavaScript program, so we're delivering it in person.

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