Archives for June 2000
||MPAA ATTEMPTS TO BAR PRESS COVERAGE OF HEARINGS|
Was it a Freudian slip? Or did the MPAA really mean to say they were
engaged in "anti-privacy operations"? Whichever it turns out to be,
in its latest court filing the MPAA has demonstrated an utter lack of
respect and even understanding of the democratic process.
||DEPOSITIONS TO BE MADE PUBLIC - DISCOVERY HEARING TODAY|
A hearing was held on Tuesday before Judge Kaplan to determine the extent of public access to hearings and depositions in the DeCSS case. Another hearing on discovery maters will be held at 4:30 this afternoon before Judge Kaplan.
||H2K UPDATE: MOVIE PREMIERE, SPEAKER LIST|
Freedom Downtime, the 2600 documentary about the Free Kevin campaign is nearing completion and will premiere at H2K Friday evening (July 14). Look for an initial list of speakers and panels to be released this Monday.
||DVD UPDATE: VALENTI TESTIMONY TO BE POSTED|
A transcript of Jack Valenti's testimony will be posted on Monday, after the MPAA has had a chance to mark portions considered "confidential" that will be redacted.
||H2K PREREGISTRATION TO END FRIDAY|
A preliminary list of speakers and panels is now available. Also, if you're thinking of preregistering for H2K, be advised that preregistration CLOSES this coming Friday, 6/16/00.
The court has finally released the recent depositions of MPAA Chief Jack Valenti (taken on 6/6), the two-day deposition of MPAA Anti-Piracy Chief Kenneth Jacobsen (taken on 5/17 and 5/18), as well as the transcripts of last week's hearing on public access to these and other depositions (held on 6/6) and the hearing on discovery issues (held on 6/8).
||EVEN JACK DOESN'T KNOW JACK|
We expected some stonewalling but nothing like what the just-released
transcript from MPAA chief Jack Valenti's deposition shows us. If you
collect evasive and elusive testimony, this one's a must-have.
||VALENTI AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE|
As promised, audio of Jack Valenti's deposition is now available.
||COURT HEARING TO ADDRESS MITNICK'S SUPERVISED RELEASE CONDITIONS|
There will be a very important hearing concerning Kevin Mitnick's future ability to speak at conferences, give interviews, and take part in exchanges of ideas in public forums.
||JUDGE PFAELZER PASSES THE BUCK YET AGAIN|
Kevin Mitnick's sentence allows his probation officer to relax restrictions to his supervised release as he sees fit. In sentencing hearings Judge Pfaelzer used this caveat to duck the first amendment concerns raised by Kevin's attorneys.