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[vox] [fwd] Electronic Frontier Foundation at SVLUG, Mtn View,March 7, 2007



----- Forwarded message from mark weisler -----

Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:46:16 -0800
From: mark weisler
Subject: [svlug-announce] Electronic Frontier Foundation at our General
	Meeting, March 7, 2007
To: SVLUG announcements <svlug-announce@lists.svlug.org>

Learn how the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) protects our digital and 
free speech rights. 

The EFF "...is a nonprofit group of passionate people ??? lawyers, 
technologists, volunteers, and visionaries ??? working to protect your digital 
rights." 

EFF is the organization that fought Sony with a lawsuit over Sony's dangerous 
rootkit which Sony shipped on millions of CDs allowing Sony to spy on 
listening behavior and compromising its customers' computers.

 WHEN:
 
   Wednesday, March 7, 2007
   7pm-9pm
 
 MAIN PRESENTATION:
 
   TOPIC:
    DRM as a Threat to Free Software
 
   PRESENTED BY:
    Seth Schoen, Staff Technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation
 
 
   TOPIC SUMMARY:
      Seth will talk about how digital rights management (DRM) and
      related legislative and regulatory measures are excluding free
      software from interoperating lawfully with a new generation of
      commercial media products, and providing a pervasive excuse for
      hardware manufacturer secrecy.  He will give updates on recent
      DRM developments and discuss why even people who know how to
      break DRM should be concerned.
 
   ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
      Seth Schoen has served for six years as EFF's first-ever Staff
      Technologist, bridging the technology and legal worlds.  Prior
      to this, he wrote the so-called "DeCSS Haiku" to protest movie
      industry lawsuits against DVD decryption software.  He has used
      Linux and free software since 1995, and has attended a variety
      of industry DRM meetings on three continents.  He worked on EFF's
      successful challenge to the Broadcast Flag regulation.
   NIFTY OF THE MONTH:

       To be announced.

   LOCATION:

       Symantec  (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)
       VCAFE Facility
       350 Ellis Street  (near E. Middlefield Road)
        Mountain View, CA 94043

        Directions on how to get there are listed at:

        http://www.svlug.org/directions/veritas.shtml

       We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate.
       If you have any improvements to make, 
       please let SVLUG's volunteers know!
       webmaster {at} svlug -dot- org


MEETING REFRESHMENTS:

  Open Country (http://www.opencountry.com/) will be graciously providing
  refreshments for this meeting.


POST-MEETING GATHERING:

  If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
  restaurant/diner after the meeting.  We'll announce the restaurant
  selection at the meeting.


We look forward to seeing you there!

-- 
Mark Weisler

----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
-bill!
bill@newbreedsoftware.com
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/
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