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LinuxPR: Copyleft Donates $10,000 to the EFF

Feb 23, 2000, 22:12 (0 Talkback[s])

"Copyleft donates $10,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to support the DVD lawsuit defense fund."

"Copyleft, an open source company that has made a significant effort to support the free software community with financial contributions, announced a donation of $10,000 to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The donation will aid the legal defense that the EFF is mounting in response to lawsuits by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA). The lawsuits, directed at open source developers and web sites around the world, aim to suppress the source code that would allow DVD movies to be played on the Linux operating system."

"The majority of the donation is a result of the popularity of Copyleft's newest T-shirt, which Copyleft produced specifically to help support the EFF. Copyleft pledged to donate $4 from each shirt, and to date over 2000 of these shirts have been ordered. These T-shirts were worn outside the Santa Clara courthouse during the preliminary court hearings, and subsequently submitted by the DVD CCA plaintiff attorney as evidence."

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