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NYC LOCAL: 7:00 pm Wednesday 30 November 2005 NYU Free Culture: DRM Prot

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: 7:00 pm Wednesday 30 November 2005 NYU Free Culture: DRM Protest at Tower Records
Date: 28 Nov 2005 21:12:31 -0500

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 Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:07:00 -0500
 From: Fred Benenson <>
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 A couple of quick things as we get ready for our second DRM
 demonstration on Wednesday at 7pm (check
 for the flyer and a lively discussion in the comments).

 But first things first.  Richard M Stallman will be giving a talk tomorrow
 at Cooper Union. People consider RMS the "philosopher" of the free software
 movement -- he invented the GNU license which has had a huge influence on
 the development of Linux and free software.  Check out Wikipedia's entry on
 him here :

 Here's the info on his lecture:

 Copyright vs Community

 Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to
 fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press.
 But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only
 draconian punishments can enforce it.  The global corporations that profit
 from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase
 their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology.  But
 if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to
 promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes
 in the other direction.

 a lecture by Richard Stallman

 from 12 -2 on Tuesday November 29 2005,
 at the Great Hall
 7th Street at 3rd Avenue, New York City

 This Talk is Open to the Public and Admission is Free

 Interesting stuff, no? I highly recommend everyone on this list attends --
 Richard has promised me he'll promote our DRM demonstration at the talk,
 and showing up will be a great way to show our appreciation. Inga and I
 will be there a bit early to hand out flyers and meet new people, so feel
 free to come then.

 We had originally planned an informal meeting tonight at 8, but due to a
 couple unforeseen scheduling conflicts, we've decided to move it to 2:15
 tomorrow, after RMS's talk.  We will be going over to Kimmel to work on
 another sandwich board (because our last one was so successful) and do some
 last minute organizing for our protest. Please join us -- there will be
 scented watercolor markers. Enough said.

 And of course, you cannot miss our second demonstration at Wednesday at 7pm
 at Tower Records on 4th Street and Broadway. This time we'll hopefully have
 some pretty serious press attending (I can't name specifics yet, but after
 an article in USAToday about our last protest, we got some good attention).
 So please come and dress very warmly (it might rain in the morning, but
 Wednesday night looks totally clear). Again, check out the blog
 for more info and a copy of the flyer.

 'Till Then,
 Fred Benenson << photoblog << weekly podcast, airing wednesdays << intellectual property rights campus activism

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LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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