Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere

[caption id="attachment_1239" align="alignright" width="300"] Cory Doctorow visiting EFF-Austin last October.[/caption] San Francisco – Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies that threaten users’ security and privacy, distort markets, confiscate public rights, and undermine innovation. Doctorow…

Two Austin projects want to be a catalyst for the commons

Creative Commons recently offered catalyst grants to help spur awareness and use of Creative Commons. Two grants have been proposed from Austin, one studying the music scene and one promoting the literature scene. You can support either of the projects in the dicusssion part of the page describing the full project. Mapping Austin’s Music Ecosystem…

EFF-Austin presents Richard Stallman

EFF-Austin invites you to a talk by the Free Software Foundation Activist – Richard Stallman on 23rd April 2009. Location: National Instruments, 11500 N MO Pac Expy, Austin, TX 78759 Time: 6PM – 8PM Entry: Free, but registration required due to limited seating. Register here. Refreshments provided. Talk Abstract: Richard Stallman wrote the first GNU…