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On Friday March 7, 2003, as part of the “South by Southwest Interactive Tradeshow” Richard Stallman, the creator of EMACS, The Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project, gave an interactive talk concerning copyright and it's use and abuse.

It inspired me to read the Hollins Bill, as presented to Congress. There is also a commentary on Please read the information. It has some very frightening aspects to it. There is also information about the Digital Millenium Copyright Act that will make your skin crawl.

GWLUG is not endorsing or encouraging the philosphies of Richard Stallman, however I am hoping that even if you don't become involved, you will at least become informed.

It was a great talk, and you can get more information about it and some of Mr. Stallman's other projects (either directly or indirectly) at the following web sites:

EFF is a non-profit group of passionate people - lawyers, volunteers, and visionaries - working to protect your digital rights.

The Digital Speech Project works to reclaim your rights trampled by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and related technology control schemes.

This is the personal web site of Richard Stallman. The views expressed here are my personal views, not those of the Free Software Foundation or GNU Project. For their views and for information about them, see

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Created by: Tim McReynolds
Last modified: Wed Sep 22 2004