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EFFector - Volume 15, Issue 26 - Help With Our Internet Blocking in Schools Study

EFFector       Vol. 15, No. 26        August 28, 2002     ren@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation     ISSN 1062-9424
In the 225th Issue of EFFector:

    * EFF Share-In 2002: Party in the Park!
    * EFF Panels at DragonCon
    * Help With Our Internet Blocking in Schools Study
    * Deep Links: Act for Change Alert on the FBI in Your Library
    * Deep Links: Bruce Schneier on TCPA/Palladium and Berman's P2P 
Hacking Bill
    * Administrivia

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* Electronic Frontier Foundation Holds Second Annual Share-In

John Perry Barlow, Mountain Girl Garcia Host Free Music Fest

San Francisco - Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation and five Bay
Area bands for an afternoon of live music and outdoor fun at EFF's
second annual Share In. The festival will be held in Golden Gate
Park's Music Concourse Bandshell on Saturday, September 14th from noon
- 5pm. The celebration of independent music will be hosted by Grateful
Dead lyricist and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, and former wife of
the late great Jerry Garcia, Mountain Girl Garcia.

Artists participating in this event will permit recording of their
performances by those in attendance in support of EFFs Open Audio
License (OAL). Musicians performing at the event include: the Box Set
Duo - clown princes of folk-rock, the classic funk band Funkmonsters,
celtic world-fusion group Hy Brassyl, harmony based folk-pop band
Atticus Scout, and Berkeley-based party band Shady Lady.

In addition to music, the Share-In will feature performers including
Ashley Foster the One Wheeled Wonder, the Existential Circus,
Frantastic Hands, the Metronome Dancers, and Willy Bologna and his
Sideshow Circus. Bring your family and friends!

Ben and Jerry's will sell their famous ice cream, and Cartwheel
Catering will be on site with hot dogs, pretzels, and churros.

Proceeds from the Share-In will go directly to EFF's Campaign for
Audiovisual Free Expression (CAFE), which oversees projects such as
the Open Audio License. CAFE empowers the creative community in
cyberspace by protecting the public's access to and use of audiovisual
technologies.

The Open Audio License is a tool that EFF has developed in order to
help artists share music more directly with their fans, without
sacrificing recognition for their creativity. The OAL encourages
collaboration, providing artists with an alternative to a business
model strictly driven by profit. Based on the open source and free
software initiatives for software development, the OAL encourages
artists to share with one another and their fans

Adoption of the OAL does not mean that artists go unrewarded for their
work. On the contrary, the OAL permits artists to share single tracks
or performances and gain widespread recognition for their work without
relying on intermediaries. EFF encourages new models of music
distribution in the digital world that benefit the artists themselves.
The Internet makes it possible to drastically reduce the overhead for
packaging and distributing music, which is where record companies
currently spend most of the money that could be going to artists. EFF
is committed to developing tools that empower artists to take control
over their own art and to be compensated appropriately for their works.

When: Saturday, September 14th, Noon-5pm

Where: Music Concourse Bandshell in Golden Gate Park, near the
Japanese Tea Gardens between MLK Drive and JFK Drive
Links:

EFF's Cafe Project:
http://www.eff.org/cafe/

The Open Audio License:
http://www.eff.org/IP/Open_licenses/eff_oal.html

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* EFF Panels at DragonCon

Atlanta - The Electronic Frontier Foundation is sponsoring several
panels at this year's DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. DragonCon is the
largest science fiction convention in North America, with over 20,000
people in attendance. This year's dates are Friday, August 30th
through Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day).

The talks:
Fri 8/30 5:30 pm Internet Activism Today
Sat 8/31 4:00 pm Fair Use Rights on the Internet
Sun 9/1 11:30 am Internet Freedom of Speech Update
Links:

For more information on the Electronic Frontiers Forums at DragonCon
(including past years' programs), see:
http://www.efga.org/ef-forums/2001/

For more information on DragonCon, see:
http://www.dragoncon.org/

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* Help With Our Internet Blocking in Schools Study

If you know of any public school students, teachers, school
administrators, school board members, parents, or recent public school
alumni in the United States who are willing to speak about the impact
of Internet blocking on educational opportunities, the EFF would like
to make contact with them. Please have them contact:
Will Doherty
wild@eff.org

PS: We are also seeking the donation of a high-powered statistics
package such as SPSS, MINITAB or SAS.

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Deep Links
Deep Links features noteworthy news items, victories, and threats from
around the Internet.

* Shhhh! The FBI Is Listening
The USA Patriot Act made it illegal for librarians to tell patrons if
the FBI requested their lending records. Join our friends at Working
for Change and tell Attorney General John Ashcroft to stop the FBI
from reading over our shoulders!
http://www.workingforchange.com/activism/action.cfm?itemid=13612&afccode=EFF001

* Bruce Schneier on TCPA/Palladium and Berman's P2P Hacking Bill
The August issue of Crypto-Gram, Bruce Schneier's excellent newsletter
on security, has two particularly interesting articles. The first
deals with TCPA and Palladium, the second with Rep. Berman's P2P
hacking bill. Check it out at:
http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram-0208.html

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