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Today's Burning Man: Anarchy? Not so much

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco digital-rights nonprofit group that includes a lot of "burners" among its members, accused Burning Man of "fast and easy online censorship." Burning Man's Andie Grace fired back that the foundation's hit was "a startling disappointment" coming from a fellow traveler counterculture group, as both organizations are Bay Area-bred and dedicated to free expression. Burning Man is just trying to protect privacy and counter "the creep of ... commercialist wolves," she insisted.

It's like a battle between two giant, fluffy, white do-good rabbits. But this is serious business.

Monday, August 31, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle

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