Archives for January 2002
||DeCSS CO-AUTHOR INDICTED IN NORWAY|
The DeCSS case just won't go away. Apparently the MPAA's victory against 2600 wasn't enough. The authorities are now threatening one of the authors of the DeCSS program with prison time.
||MAJOR CHANGES AT PACIFICA AS NATIONAL BOARD MEETS|
This weekend's meeting of the newly established interim Pacifica National Board in New York is likely to be a turning point in the history of the radio network and has many hoping for positive steps in the internal conflict that has been going on throughout the 90's and intensified over the past year.
||PACIFICA THROWS OUT WBAI MANAGEMENT - RESTORES ALL FIRED/BANNED|
In front of wild cheering from a packed auditorium of more than 500 listener supporters, the interim Pacifica National Board has reversed virtually all of the actions taken by WBAI management since its takeover of the station in December of 2000.
||APPEALS PROCESS MOVES ALONG IN DECSS CASE|
The following press release is being issued Monday concerning the future of the DeCSS case:
||"FREEDOM DOWNTIME" TO APPEAR AT NEW YORK CITY FILM FESTIVAL|
The 2600 documentary "Freedom Downtime" has been accepted at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and will be screened in February.
||FORD APPEALS 2600 VICTORY - HERE WE GO AGAIN|
The Ford Motor Company is now appealing to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn our recent victory against their frivolous lawsuit which sought to prevent us from linking a web page to them. We're committed to defending ourselves and the net community against this kind of attack. But it means yet more money will have to be spent in order to do this and more time and resources wasted on something which should never have been brought to court in the first place. These are the tactics that companies like Ford use to try and crush their opposition into submission and with virtually unlimited funds, they can afford to. Despite this, we're confident that we will win the appeal as well. But we're not so confident that Ford will ever really get the message and respect the concept of free speech.