[Fsfe-ie] EU DRM consultation and software patent status

Seth Johnson seth.johnson at realmeasures.dyndns.org
Fri Sep 10 13:42:24 CEST 2004

I am gunning online outreach for the UC and postcard actions.  We
do this by IRC, next session Monday night at 21:00 CEST.  If you
want to help, contact consilium-help at ffii.org.

I'll post the alert here shortly.


Malcolm Tyrrell wrote:
> > According to the latest edri-gram (see below-www.edri.org), you have
> > until 24.9.2004 to do your national lobbying, as that's when the Council
> > is expected to vote. Then it will return to the Parliament for a second
> > reading, but it will be much harder to overturn it there.
> The following page seems to be directing the ffii letter sending action:
> http://kwiki.ffii.org/LtrConsSend0406En
> They suggest that individuals post the "Urgent Call Document" with a brief
> cover letter. The Urgent Call Document is here:
> http://swpat.ffii.org/letters/cons0406/LtrConsMinim0406.en.pdf
> Whatever individual action people take, I think we should still write
> an official IFSO letter.
> Now, although the Council is voting on the 24th, we can't rely on a minister
> reading a letter that only arrives on the 22nd or 23rd. So we need to act as
> soon as possible. Ciaran, will you have your letter ready by early next
> week? If not, please post what you have to the list.
> There are some templates for letters on the FFII website:
> http://kwiki.ffii.org/index.cgi?SwpatxatraEn
> Good luck,
> Malcohol.
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