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EFFector - Volume 21, Issue 38 - EFF's OurVoteLive.org Helps Over 86,000 Voters

EFFector Vol. 21, No. 38  November 13, 2008  editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

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In our 490th issue:	

* EFF RECOGNIZES THAT OUR NEW LEADERS HAVE AN UNPRECEDENTED
OPPORTUNITY TO construct a rights-focused agenda that
improves privacy, opens doors for innovation, and
diminishes government secrecy. Check out our series of
Deeplinks blog posts for more details.

For more about what our new leaders can do to support our
privacy:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/11/privacy-agenda

For more about innovation:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/11/innovation-agenda

For more about transparency:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/11/transparency-agenda

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EFF Updates

* EFF's OurVoteLive.org Helps Over 86,000 Voters
OurVoteLive.org was critical to coordinating responses to
voting issues on Election Day -- but the collected data
promises more benefits yet to come.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/11/ourvotelive-org-helps-86-000-voters

* The WIPO Broadcasting Treaty: Back from the Dead?
At a recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO), discussions about a controversial
treaty designed to grant broadcasters' unprecedented
control over content resurfaced after being postponed last
year.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/11/wipo-broadcasting-treaty-back-dead

* Google Book Search Settlement: A Reader's Guide
The settlement between Google and book publishers/authors
is enumerated in a massive 300+ page document -- check out
this blog post for key conclusions and concerns.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/10/google-books-settlement-readers-guide

* Federal Circuit Reins in Business Method Patents
A highly anticipated appeals court decision imposes firm
limits on business method patents.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/10/federal-circuit-limits-business-method-patents

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miniLinks

~ Users Propose Priorities for Obama's Forthcoming CTO Pick
While many are speculating about the final choice for the
new cabinet-level technology position, whoever it is will
be pressed to respond to the interests of the users.
http://obamacto.org/

~ Trailer for "10 Years of the DMCA" Interviews
Catch EFF Senior Staff Attorney Fred von Lohmann and other
copyright experts in this compilation of video interviews
conducted by Public Knowledge on the 10th Anniversary of
the DMCA. 
http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/1869

~ Australian ISP Stands Against Internet Censorship Plans
The managing director of the ISP hotly criticizes the
filtering plan and promises to demonstrate the many
expected failures.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/biztech/net-censorship-plan-backlash/2008/11/11/1226318639085.html

For global miniLinks:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/11/global-minilinks-2008-11-06

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Announcements

* Expose the Cylon Menace and Help EFF, One T-Shirt at a
Time

Geek apparel retailer breadpig decided to donate the
proceeds from sales of its latest shirt to EFF! The
handsome Battlestar Galactica-themed shirt is called
"Spoiler Alert," and has the punchline on the back: "I am
the fifth cylon." Here is the founder's testimony: "By
supporting the breadpig, you're in fact supporting the EFF,
who we consider to be the first line of defense against
those Cylon scum."

For the "Spoiler Alert" T-Shirt:
http://breadpig.com/spoiler_alert_im_the_fifth_cylon_shirt.html

* Linux Game Publishing to Donate Proceeds from Limited
Edition Game Auction to EFF

Linux Game Publishing, a UK-based publisher of games for
Linux, has decided to auction the first copy of its
numbered, limited edition run of X3: Reunion, a space
trade, combat, and exploration sim! Auction proceeds will
be donated to EFF.

For the auction of X3: Reunion:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270301957810

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Administrivia

EFFector is published by:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
 http://www.eff.org/about

Editor:
Richard Esguerra, EFF Activist
 richard@eff.org

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 membership@eff.org

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 information@eff.org

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 http://www.eff.org/effector/
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