[linux-elitists] LOCAL Stanford University: face down the DMCA enforcers (fwd)

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon Jan 20 13:41:01 PST 2003

on Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 12:08:43AM -0500, Declan McCullagh (declan@well.com) wrote:

> I suspect would be silly to stage an anti-DMCA protest against an
> invited speaker to that Stanford class. Lessig, Gilmore, Barlow,
> Farber, and Stallman have been speakers (and I'm scheduled to be in
> the spring lineup).

Gilmore and others have also been audience members.  The CPRM lecture
was attended by John, myself, and other concerned community members.

> At the very least, it makes sense to find out more about the program
> and have a cordial conversation with the organizers before rushing to
> stage a demonstration. Activist-hours are a scarce resource; use them
> prudently, carefully, and wisely.

The forums are *open to the public*.  A proportionate response is both
expected and apprpriate.

Why should a presentation at this venue be any different from protests
of immoral principles or activities in any other context?


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