The EFF gets a meeting with Adobe,
July 20, 2001 7:17 PM   Subscribe

The EFF gets a meeting with Adobe, but does it come quickly enough? I, for one, am not ready to easily forgive and forget the company's actions, regardless how strong Adobe's case against him. Keep your eye on the ball and maybe we'll see a bad law overturned and an injustice corrected.
posted by Kikkoman (20 comments total)
Free Sklyarov!
posted by mathowie at 10:36 PM on July 20, 2001

posted by skyline at 11:19 PM on July 20, 2001

I can't type with my fists clenched.
The DMCA = Demented Megalomaniacal Corporate Accomodation masquerading as copyright law.
Adobe = mud.
I can't type with my fists clenched.
posted by Opus Dark at 11:43 PM on July 20, 2001

I hear there's going to be a protest on Monday at their building here in Seattle (yikes!! Good thing I'm not coming in that day!) Hope it doesn't get too ugly...
posted by black8 at 11:51 PM on July 20, 2001

The DMCA is generating heroes at an incredible pace. I can barely believe Adobe's actions, much less how they must have assumed they could get away with it.
posted by D at 12:01 AM on July 21, 2001

O, it is excellent
To have a giant's strength! But it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.
- William Shakespeare
posted by Mick at 4:13 AM on July 21, 2001

Protest Postponed
posted by NsJen at 8:41 AM on July 21, 2001

Protests will still be happening in places like Chicago and Seattle on Monday. But they aren't going to be linked with the EEF as much as before.
posted by gluechunk at 10:30 AM on July 21, 2001

er, EFF, EEF, you know what I meant. back to sleep...
posted by gluechunk at 10:31 AM on July 21, 2001

EFF is 3839 in decimal.
posted by kindall at 10:53 AM on July 21, 2001

Kindall, yer a geek.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 1:03 PM on July 21, 2001

No, a geek is someone who can do that in their head.
posted by kindall at 1:07 PM on July 21, 2001


Let's birth a meme! Like 420, only 3839 means... hmm. "information wants to be free"?
posted by rodii at 1:24 PM on July 21, 2001

headlemur's open letter to adobe.
posted by mathowie at 1:31 PM on July 21, 2001

Here's a good article on the DCMA in regards to this case.

Is there a definitive "the DCMA is evil" site I can point people to when they question the drawbacks to it?
posted by mathowie at 1:36 PM on July 21, 2001

The EFF is probably the most definitive site out there in terms of legal specifics and activism on that front. However, it doesn't contain nearly the level of vitriol that this bill clearly deserves.
posted by fooljay at 3:19 PM on July 21, 2001

Well, I don't know of a definitive site, as such. However, there is a brief explanation of the DMCA on the Boycott Adobe site, a very nice article about the law at the EFF site and a decent explanation of the DMCA's effect on copyright law on MSNBC's site.
posted by Kikkoman at 3:21 PM on July 21, 2001

You know, I'm just thinking here, but the only way to fix this whole situation is to have the DMCA overturned completely. To do so would take someone going to court, probably all the way to the Supreme Court. It really sucks that this guy, from a foreign country with a family and a job has to be our martyr. Moreover, fom the looks of things, there is a chance that he would be released without ever going to court. (Perhaps)

Ever wanted to see your name up there in big lights? Is anyone out there who maybe has some free time? It would be nice to have a solid case against the DMCA, and to bring it all the way up the judicial branch, without risking a family and a job.

If you agree, we can supply you with all of the infringing material you need.
posted by fooljay at 4:00 PM on July 21, 2001

EFF & Adobe Call for Release of Dmitry Sklyarov

Thank goodness, I didn't know how I would go about doing my job without Photoshop, Illustrator etc.
posted by willnot at 5:37 PM on July 23, 2001

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