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FC: MP3 battles at CFP; EFF Pioneer Awards

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Date:          Thu, 08 Apr 1999 08:39:43 -0400
From:          Declan McCullagh <>
Subject:       FC: MP3 battles at CFP; EFF Pioneer Awards

                     MP3 Foes Cussing Out in DC
                     by Declan McCullagh 

                     3:00 a.m.  8.Apr.99.PDT
                     WASHINGTON -- What do you get when
                     you put MP3 activists, disaffected
                     musicians, and recording industry
                     lobbyists in the same room? Answer:
                     expletives, arguments, and plenty of hard
                     feelings to go around. 

                     During a Wednesday panel at the
                     Computers, Freedom, and Privacy
                     conference, artist Henry Cross
                     complained that the recording industry
                     was an "Orwellian" organization
                     intent on avoiding competition with MP3,
                     a popular music compression technology. 

                     [...remainder snipped...]

                     Yugoslav Dissident Lauded 
                     The man who strung the Internet into embattled
                     Yugoslavian broadcaster Radio B-92 won a Pioneer
                     the Electronic Frontier Foundation. And he's
                     there to
claim his
                     prize. Declan McCullagh reports from Washington. 

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