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Free Dmitry Protest A success
23 Jul 2001
Modified: 06:41:07 PM
Today's demonstration in Boston's downtown business district was a huge success! We had a good-sized crowd, I'm guessing about 50 people, mostly dressed in black for the protest theme "Funeral for Fair Use Rights".
For the full story, visit the linked website.
See also:
http://www.freesklyarov.org/boston
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here it is...
23 Jul 2001
Free Dmitry resources for Boston
GREAT JOB EVERYONE!
Protest was Monday July 23 in Downtown Boston
Photos: Peter Teichman | Gray Watson | Brendan Coffey

Report by Jeff Parks:
Today's demonstration in Boston's downtown business district was a huge success! We had a good-sized crowd, I'm guessing about 50 people, mostly dressed in black for the protest theme "Funeral for Fair Use Rights".


A black coffin labeled "FAIR USE" and picket signs were displayed to oncoming traffic and to passers-by, many of whom were on their company lunch breaks. Several people also distributed fact sheets on Dmitri, Adobe and the DMCA to the crowd.


Rousing speeches were given by the two main organizers, and there was some mean guitar playing going down as the "official" Dmitri protest anthem was sung! Several inspired participants also took their turns on the soapbox, including a visiting programmer from UC Berkeley.


There was at least one member of the press was in attendance, who was interviewing several participants when the protest ended.


This was a very effective demonstration, with high visibility for the corporate-lunch crowd - We definitely raised some awareness of the issue, as members of the passing crowd stopped to look, listen, and ask questions.


Congrats & thanks to the organizers and participants!

This is not over yet!
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Contact local orgainizers
C. Scott Ananian
cananian (at) mit.edu
work: 617 253-7710
cell: 617 233-1238




... Call or write your Congressmen
Senator John Kerry:
One Bowdoin Square, 10th floor
(This is just down Cambridge Street from Gov't Center)


Senator Edward Kennedy:
JFK Federal Building, 2400-A
(Sudbury street at Gov't Center)


Representative Michael Capuano:
110 First St, Cambridge
(near Lotus & Galleria Mall)