EFF Sponsors DVD Litigation Press Briefing on Eve of DMCA Trial in NY (July 14, 2000)

WHO: Electronic Frontier Foundation, Martin Garbus, Emmanuel Goldstein
WHAT: EFF Press Briefing on New York DVD Trial
WHEN: Friday, July 14th, 2000 at 1:00PM
WHERE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 6th Floor, Zurich Suite
33rd Street and 7th Avenue, New York City
(800) 223-8585

EFF will host a press briefing this Friday in conjunction with 2600 Magazine's H2K Conference [ http://www.h2k.net/ ], held this year in New York. The briefing will provide the latest information on the case, and an in-depth look at the issues surrounding the first trial brought under the controversial DMCA.

Press briefing speakers include Robin Gross, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Martin Garbus, lead litigator for EFF's defense team, and Emmanuel Goldstein, the defendant in the upcoming trial set for July 17 in New York.

Robin Gross is an intellectual property attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is coordinating EFF's efforts to defend four law suits filed by the entertainment industry against Web site publishers for posting DeCSS.

First Amendment lawyer Martin Garbus is lead litigator of EFF's NY defense team. Garbus is one of the country's leading trial attorneys and a founding partner of Frankfurt, Garbus Klein and Selz, P.C. [ http://www.fgks.com/ ] Edward Hernstadt and David Atlas, also of Garbus' firm, are participating in EFF's defense efforts and at the press briefing.

Emmanuel Goldstein is the editor-in chief of 2600 Magazine [ http://www.2600.com/ ], and the defendant in the upcoming trial. He has been sued by the MPAA for posting DeCSS code on his Website.

EFF is leading the defense in several legal attacks brought by the motion picture industry against website publishers who posted DeCSS software that enables people to watch their DVDs on their computers.

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Katina Bishop - EFF Communications Manager
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Robin Gross - EFF Staff Attorney
+1 415 863 5459