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11.02.01 MAILING HOUSE FOULUP AFFECTS SOME 2600 SUBSCRIBERS
A technical blunder by our mailing house resulted in the wrong address information being printed on the envelopes of our just-released Fall issue. This resulted in non-renewing subscribers getting issues while those who subscribed since June didn't get anything. In addition, last issue warnings weren't printed on the envelopes of those subscribers whose last issue was Fall and any changes entered since June weren't relected on the envelopes.

11.02.01 CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM FOLLOWS DVD RULING IN CALIFORNIA
A unanimous decision by a California court on Thursday in the original DeCSS case has given hope to those of us involved and those who have been closely following these cases.

We're still waiting for a decision in our appeal, which was heard back in May.

11.02.01 PACIFICA VICE CHAIRMAN RESIGNS
After igniting a storm of controversy with recently published remarks comparing Pacifica protestors to al Qaeda terrorists and calling for the sale of the WBAI and KPFA commercial licenses, Pacifica vice chairman Ken Ford has resigned.

11.04.01 SETTLEMENT REPORTEDLY REACHED IN PACIFICA IMPASSE
It appears that a settlement of some sort is imminent in the battle over the future of the Pacifica network, which includes WBAI, host station for "Off The Hook."

11.06.01 "OFF THE HOOK" PRE-EMPTED TUESDAY
"Off The Hook" won't be on this Tuesday due to the WBAI fundraiser. We expect to be back on the air next Tuesday.

11.19.01 PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD AGREES TO RESIGN
It appears that major changes are imminent at Pacifica, owner of WBAI, host of "Off The Hook." At the national board meeting in Washington DC this weekend, a number of important issues were addressed and substantial progress appears to have been made towards resolving some longstanding controversies.

11.26.01 AOL LINKS ITS "KIDS ONLY" SITE TO PORNOGRAPHY
In what is either a massive blunder or some sort of practical joke, America Online has a link in its "Kids Only" section to a pornography site.

11.26.01 SKLYAROV UPDATE: DMCA WILL BE CHALLENGED IN COURT
A hearing was held Monday in the long-running case of Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer charged with criminal violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

11.28.01 2600 DMCA APPEAL LOST - FELTEN LAWSUIT THROWN OUT
A decision has come down in our DMCA appeal in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. We lost.

11.29.01 VALENTI AND LESSIG TO DEBATE DMCA TONIGHT IN L.A.
The timeliness is rather amazing. Tonight, one day after the appeals decision in the DMCA case was handed down against us, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti, is scheduled to take part in a debate with Stanford University law professor Larry Lessig. The topic? The DMCA, of course!

11.30.01 HTML VERSION OF APPEALS DECISION NOW AVAILABLE
We've obtained a much easier to read version of Thursday's Court of Appeals decision against us. A link can now be found in the original story.

11.30.01 1992 EDITIONS OF "BRAIN DAMAGE" NOW ONLINE
An additional year of the radio show "Brain Damage" is now available for downloading or streaming here. These episodes (27 in all) are from 1992.

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