Re: POLITICS: RIAA & Law trumps Freedom of Speech

From: Mike Linksvayer (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 23:14:53 MDT

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 02:21:11PM -0700, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> I cannot think of a darker day. Mark this one on your calendar
> folks (April 26, 2001). Due to threats by the RIAA involving
> lawsuits 'in theory' supported by the DMCA (digital millennium
> copyright act), academics involved in the process of "invited"
> attack on the SDMI (secure digital music initiative) are
> effectively being "gagged" from presenting their results.

I only find it unfortunate that the authors backed down. The RIAA
could hardly do more expose its evil and to hasten the DMCA's death.
> This is another example where an "activist"
> extropian/transhumanist group could play a role.
> A few dozen FreeNet servers "hosting" the papers by
> the academic authors and a couple of thousand letters
> to the RIAA saying why we are boycotting the purchase
> of music CD's until the gestapo tactics cease would
> be highly useful.

The paper is on Freenet and the web, for various locations see

Unzip in your web space to
create another mirror, a la


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