Tuesday, November 09, 2010

EFF generally encourages the free reproduction and distribution of its informative mailings, so I
assume that this is the case with this plea for donations.

What I find fascinating is that PayPal is apparently doing a matching donation effort to support this

PayPal profits enormously from copyright infringement, because so many pirates receive accept payments for copyright infringing sales of intellectual property that they have no right to sell (or otherwise monetize) through PayPal.

I've never heard that PayPal attempts to make any sort of restitution to the authors and publishing professionals. This open sponsorship by PayPal of an organization that is campaigning against COICA strikes me as quite significant.

This is a friendly message from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. View it in a web browser.
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Dear Friend of Digital Freedom,

Donate to EFF this week and you can double — or even triple — the value of your contribution! PayPal and Convio will match up to $5,000 in donations to EFF made via PayPal between Tuesday, November 9, and Friday, November 12, 2010.
First, double your donation through PayPal.
  • Go to the (XXXXXXXX redacted).
  • Enter the information and choose PayPal as your payment method.
  • You will be redirected to a PayPal login page to complete the transaction.
  • You're done! PayPal matching is automatic.
Then, triple your donation with employee matching.
  • Ask your human resources department if your employer matches your charitable donations.
  • Fill out the paperwork and forward it to EFF for completion (if necessary).
  • You're done! It's a simple step that maximizes your impact and keeps EFF going strong.
Even current members can make contributions to help put EFF on top! And as an added bonus, the charity that raises the most money and the charity that receives the most donation transactions will each receive $1,000 prizes. But hurry, the contest ends on Friday!
Thanks in advance for your support!

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