One of the more serious speakers was Kieran Salsone , he gave a good short talk, and asked who was a member of the EFA, only one person raised their hand and then Kieran said something like “ok just one, well the rest of you may as well go home” and also said something about playing with the big boys. He really did resemble tom cruise in tropic thunder which kind of made me chuckle. I do know he was very serious and passionate about what he does, when he stepped down after his talk you could see his adrenaline pumping. Anyway I’ll join the EFA, its only $41 a year for individuals, they could learn a few things from the FSF and Bradley Kuhn about how to increase their membership, I guess thats if they’re interested in getting more support from “small fry” people like me.
The only other thing I did was print some flyers on banner vinyl and gave them to Varg Narseth from DLC. They are pretty much the best quality stickers you can get so it was nice to contribute something to those guys.
They say a picture tells a thousand words so check out my 31000 words below, I’m sure a lot of academics wished it worked like that.
Also check out Janet Hawtins Designs.
Edit: I’ve updated this article thanks to comments on flickr and this post. Thank you everyone for helping me piece this together.
33 Second video featuring David Jackmanson speaking then looking around at the crowd early in the day.
ABC Brisbane — ‘Net Censorship Protest
Check out this article “Hands off our internet, say free-speech protesters” in the brisbane times.