Software Freedom Conservancy
Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.
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May 21, 2015
Aaron Williamson, partner at Tor Ekeland, P.C. and pro bono counsel to Software Freedom Conservancy, participated this week at public hearings in Los Angeles with the Copyright Office. Williamson represented Conservancy, testifying in favor of a DMCA exemption for Smart TVs. Tor Ekeland prepared Conservancy's comments and responses in the Copyright Office's rulemaking process. This process is undertaken every three years to consider whether exemptions should be granted to the DMCA's restrictions on circumventing technical protection measures and DRM in copyrighted works. This is the first triennial review that Conservancy has participated in.
May 6, 2015
Software Freedom Conservancy continued its efforts to petition the Copyright Office to legally permit circumvention of encryption for firmwares found on Smart TVs by filing a response to critics of its Long Comment Regarding a Proposed Exemption Under 17 U.S.C. 1201. The Comment was prepared by Conservancy's pro bono counsel, Tor Ekeland, P.C.