[linux-elitists] Saturday 11 December 2004 New Yorkers for Fair Use Volunteers Meeting: Planning for NYFU Action at FTC P2P Workshop
Thu Dec 9 10:14:56 PST 2004
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New Yorkers for Fair Use will meet at 6:30 pm Saturday 11 December 2004.
NYFU and many organizations, tribes, and free lances will attend the
FTC P2P Workshop on 15 and 16 December 2004:
At this NYFU meeting we will make arrangements to get down to
the FTC P2P Workshop and present our case.
We will meet at the the Gyro Pizza and Bagel Place on the corner of
Third Avenue and Eighth Street on the Island of the Manahattoes, likely in
the back. The Gyro Place has several names. The location is also called
Astor Place and also St. Marks and Third Avenue. There are two subway
stops nearby: Eighth Street NRW, Astor Place Lexington Avenue Line.
NYFU will be in Washington on 15 December 2004 to present to the FTC facts
and principles not yet well understood among legislators, judges, and
regulators. One of the things NYFU will argue for is that there are two
distinct usages of the phrase "peer to peer", and that it is dangerous to
conflate the two. We need your help to convey this, and more, to the FTC.
If you believe you have the right to own a computer and use your computer
as you wish in the privacy of your house, and you are willing to work in
defense of this right, come to this meeting. If you believe that the First
Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and the Fourth too,
apply to our use of our Net, and you are willing to work in the common
defense of our Great Commons, come to this meeting.
In particular, at this meeting we will make arrangements to get folk down
to Washington DC in good time for the FTC Workshop, and we will get housing
for those who stay overnight. So if you want to come down to Washington DC
with New Yorkers for Fair Use, and speak before the FTC for Freedom of the
Net, come to this meeting.
New Yorkers for Fair Use
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Jay Sulzberger <email@example.com>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
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