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My euroDMCA article is bringing in interest.

Spent some time on the phone to journalists today in connection with the court case tomorrow. Someone who made a Playstation mod chip is being sued by Sony under the old-style anticircumvention laws the UK put on the books in 1988, long before DMCA.

If you want to attend the court, just to say you were there at the first anticircumvention case in England, then you want the High Court in London, at 9am. The plaintiffs are various parts of Sony Corporation. Wear blazer and tie or suit and tie.

Scarily, the poor chap would be innocent under the DMCA or the European Copyright Directive (EUCD / euroDMCA).

Have to get that article about circumvention rolling.

... posted the final draft of my paper on the Takedown provisions of the EUCD (the European DMCA). Get it from www.openrevolt.org.

I'm now about to start work on the anti-circumvention clauses. Fun.

On the tech front, I'm writing something to help get rid of telnet access (a thing notifying people recorded as using telnet that they want SSH).

Finished first draft of letter to my Member of Parliament. Letter asks five questions about the upcoming UK implementation of the EUCD (the European DMCA). Letter to be published on OpenRevolt.org once I've sent it.

Spent some time reworking one of my articles on the EUCD, and learning two songs, in Brazilian Portuguese and Russian, just for the hell of it. Ok, just because I needed an excuse to test the speakers after an office reorganisation.

Tidied my desk

I've now started putting up my criticisms of the European Copyright Directive (EUCD), which is the EU version of the DMCA, on one of my websites.

Those interested can go to www.openrevolt.org .

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