EFF abandon 2600 case

Linux Weekly News have published the EFF press release on the 2600 case, which says that they’re declining to fight further, as the case is a lost cause. You can see EFF’s point here; 2600 are not having to pay any money, so it’s not a total loss. But they say that they’re not fighting on at least partially because “every judge that has looked at the DMCA’s anti-circumvention sections has thought they’re perfectly grand”. Declan McCullagh goes on to say:

DMCA opponents now have four obvious choices:

  1. Wait for a better test case
  2. Convince Congress to amend the DMCA fat chance
  3. Incite violent revolution
  4. Get used to it

While true, this is not good. The message doesn’t seem to be getting through, and the big conglomerates with their armies of lawyers seem to be winning, chipping away bit by bit at our rights. ——-

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