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Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, makes a modest proposal to begin bilateral copyright powers disarmament in the wake of -related §1201 takedown aggression from & via in the last two weeks:


@conservancy Software Freedom Conservancy, one of the most important organizations in #FLOSS #opensource #freesoftware , is hiring a full-time employee. Remote, not limited to the United States. Really interesting, flexible job description.

Amazing team, critical mission. In an alternate universe where I was putting my consulting on hiatus and looking for a full-time job, I would be applying for this RIGHT NOW. Check it out & boost!

A highlight in election week: Massachusetts passed a measure! Denver shares his thoughts and the email we sent to The MA Attorney General's office with advice for the implementation.

Our weekly "stay in touch during COVID" IRC chat is in one hour — 18:00 UTC. We're going to discuss the difficult situation that DMCA technical measure restrictions creates for , such as the youtube-dl situation in the last week. Join on

You probably heard @RIAA used to get @microsoft's @GitHub to remove youtube-dl, but did you know Microsoft funds RIAA as a member? We call on Microsoft (& any organizations who purports to support ) to resign from RIAA in protest.

Conservancy is excited to announce we've received a grant from ARDC to pursue a new compliance strategy to help people take more control over our devices.

MicroBlocks just released their 1.0 beta! Now's a great time to try out this fun blocks programming language. Congratulations to the team!

Join us for our weekly chat on this Thursday 2pm Eastern/6pm UTC! This week we'll discuss the w/ and our own @o0karen0o.

You can read their draft at , watch their talk from debconf: ,and interview with @FLOSSWeekly:

In 40 minutes, catch our executive director @o0karen0o with @mmillions talking about the Declaration for Digital Autonomy live on @FLOSSWeekly! Tune into the stream at

In 10 minutes, join on . We'll continue our discussion on the exemptions that we filed last week, how they relate to our new member project, , and any software freedom issue that you'd like to discuss with our staff & supporters.

Conservancy requested three new exemptions to help ensure people control the devices they own. Learn more about our requests and the process:

joined Conservancy today! We'll help OpenWrt with fiscal sponsorship and all other issues so that users can regain control over their own routers. We're announcing more next week about recent work toward software freedom on wireless devices!

Exclusive: join us for our weekly community chat on @ 1800 UTC today. We'll discuss important action Conservancy took to fight for software freedom. Only those who show up on IRC will hear about it today; the rest have to wait until next week!

Today at 2pm ET/6pm UTC, we chat! All are welcome to join us for free software chat and flossip in on freenode. See you in ~3.5 hours!

Our Director of Community Operations is leaving us to be the Interim General Manager at the Open Source Initiative. We'll miss her, but wish her luck in the new role!

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