Last week, the internet worked together to fend off the SOPA and PIPA. This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking for your help to disarm the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
EFF is teaming up with renowned Xbox hacker bunnie Huang and video remix extraordinaire Kirby Ferguson in petitioning the Copyright Office for legal exemptions to the DMCA. They have only 15 days before the public comment period is closed, so there is no time to lose. Click the links below to take a stand.
Tell the Copyright Office: Jailbreaking is Not a Crime
You bought it. You own it. You should be able to run your own software on smart phones, tablets, and video game systems without anyone's permission.
bunnie Huang is standing with the EFF to defend users' right to jailbreak video game systems, smart phones, and tablets. Add your signature to show the Copyright Office that users everywhere are demanding the right to jailbreak.
Reclaim the Right to Remix
Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix, knows that video mashups are a vibrant form of creative expression used by students, journalists, political commentators, artists, and many others. That's why he's joining the EFF in petitioning the Copyright Office for the right to break encryption on DVDs and sample streaming music. Add your signature to defend the right to remix.
In 2010, tens of thousands of users joined EFF in successfully petitioning the Copyright Office for the right to jailbreak a smart phone. This time around, there's a lot more at stake.
Copyright law doesn't match up with how people use technology today. By standing with bunnie, Kirby and the EFF, you can help fix that.