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EFF Debate: "Email - Should the Sender Pay?"

PRESS RELEASE
April 17, 2006

Esther Dyson and Danny O'Brien Face Off April 20 in San Francisco

San Francisco - What is the future of email? Should anyone ever have to pay to send it? Or would payments undermine free speech on the Internet? These are just a few of the questions raised recently by AOL's controversial plans to adopt a "certified" email system.

For more on the issues surrounding pay-to-send email, join EFF for a debate on April 20 in San Francisco. EFF's Activism Coordinator Danny O'Brien and tech expert Esther Dyson will face off over the question "Email - Should the Sender Pay?" Entrepreneur and EFF co-founder Mitch Kapor will moderate.

To reserve a seat for this debate, please email press@eff.org.

WHAT:
EFF Debate: "Email - Should the Sender Pay?"

WHEN:
Thursday, April 20th 7-8:30pm

WHERE:
Roxie Film Center 3117
16th Street, San Francisco
(between Valencia and Guerrero)
415-863-1087

RSVP:
press@eff.org

For more on this event:
https://www.eff.org/bayff/aolmail_debate.php

To learn more about the DearAOL campaign against AOL's planned sender-pay system:
http://www.dearaol.com

Some recent coverage of the controversy concerning AOL:
http://news.com.com/AOL+charged+with+blocking+opponents+e-mail/2100-1030_3-6061089.html

For Esther Dyson's editorial, "You've Got Goodmail":
http://www.release1-0.com/freshproduce/article.php?serialnum=FRP200603170000

Contact:

Rebecca Jeschke
Media Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation
press@eff.org

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