The importance of the fight against the MPAA and the DVD Copy Control
Association was underlined this week with the hiring of the legal team
of Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein, and Selz to represent 2600.
who will be the key lawyer on our side, has defended
the likes of Lenny Bruce, Spike Lee, Samuel Beckett, Andrei Sakharov,
and Vaclav Havel and is the author of "Tough Talk," published in 1998.
He is a renowned First Amendment attorney and, thanks to funding from
the Electronic Frontier Foundation,
we have him in our court. Please
show your support to the EFF for taking on this important case and help
them to play a key role in whatever cases come up in the future.
We've already seen a significant development this week as we have
been granted the time we need to build our defense. The court was
prepared to start the trial on May 1st which is what the plaintiffs
wanted. After presenting our arguments, we were given a court date
of December 5th. This is a very good development for us as there is
much to be prepared. An uninformed court would have been bad for
all of us.
As the weeks and months progress, we will be in need of expert witnesses
and testimony supporting our position. Your help and support will be
invaluable as always. We will keep you updated as events progress.