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EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
Posted by Michael on 13 October 2009, 18:40 GMT

The EFF, which is now representing Brandon Wilson and Duncan Smith in their OS signing key saga, has issued a press release warning TI to stop harassing us over the posting of these keys. In conjunction with the press release, the EFF has sent a letter to TI informing them that the keys will be reposted on October 26 and explaining why the posting of the keys does not violate the DMCA.

I encourage everyone not involved in the case to be more than a mere bystander and consider donating to the EFF so that their pro bono legal work can continue to defend our rights.

Update: News stories regarding this are now running on Slashdot, CNET, Boing Boing, and Ars Technica, among others.

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Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
nyall Account Info
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When I get home I'll make a donation.
I was hoping something good would come out of that slashdot article.

Reply to this comment    13 October 2009, 18:53 GMT

Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
shmibs  Account Info

Wonderful
now if only i had some money to give away...

Reply to this comment    13 October 2009, 21:28 GMT


Re: Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
SwivelGames Account Info

I'm in the same boat as you. If only I had some money I could shoot their way :)

I'm glad we've got the EFF on our side, this is what we needed :)

Reply to this comment    13 October 2009, 23:22 GMT

Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
graphmastur Account Info

Should October 26 or July 29 be set as the national holiday?

No, seriously. I'm glad that we have the eff on our side!

Reply to this comment    13 October 2009, 21:55 GMT


Re: Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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October 26 already is... in Austria. ;-)

Reply to this comment    14 October 2009, 03:59 GMT

Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
calcdude84se  Account Info

Hurray! Nice to have them with us. If I had any money I would donate.
This case is still warming up...

Reply to this comment    13 October 2009, 22:03 GMT

Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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This is good news

Reply to this comment    14 October 2009, 04:59 GMT

Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
Travis Evans  Account Info

It's really good to see this taking off. We need more organizations like the EFF and a lot more support for them to add some balance in a place whose legal system seems to have been designed to select winners based on funding and lawyers rather than actual justice.

Reply to this comment    14 October 2009, 06:51 GMT

Re: EFF Fights Back Against TI's DMCA Notices
Matt M Account Info

Yay...doesn't affect me (I don't program calcs anymore) but I still want to see a good outcome for the programming and modding community...

I'm curious what TI will try to fight back with...lawyers are great at coming up with loopholes on both sides...

Reply to this comment    14 October 2009, 13:10 GMT

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