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[Note: If you are reading this in a non-music related area, it was posted
here because of the relevance of the metaMOO event; see below for details.]
 
EFF Presents the Aerosmith World Tour of Cyberspace!
====================================================
 
You can meet and talk with Steven Tyler and other members of Aerosmith,
live online, from Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, 1994, at Prodigy, CompuServe,
America On-Line, or any of a number of Internet sites.  To participate in this
first-time-ever event, log in to one of these online services, and proceed
to the appropriate forum or virtual auditorium.  If you've never done this
before, you should contact the Customer Support department of the service
you wish to use.  For the help with the Internet event, contact your local
system administrators.
 
Note: This information will be periodically updated as necessary.  You may
wish to send a message to [log in to unmask] to get up-to-date information
the day before or the day of the event.
 
WARNING: You are strongly advised to connect with the online service you
wish to use the day before the event, and become familar with the system.
Even experienced users should arrive for the event at least 10-15 minutes
early.  If you have trouble getting through to customer support reps to
become a new member of an online service, visit your local software store.
Most such stores provide signup packages for all of these online services.
 
Aerosmith, one of America's premier rock bands, has long supported freedom of
expression and other civil liberties, and has become increasingly
concerned with censorship in cyberspace. Aerosmith is teaming up with the
Electronic Frontier Foundation to host a series of online appearances to
benefit the Foundation and help spread awareness of civil liberties issues
in the online world.  The historic Internet event, linking multiple Internet
'MOO' services for the first time and providing the world's largest
virtual realtime conference in history, is being coordinated by SenseMedia,
sponsors of ChibaMOO, and many volunteer MOO programmers and admins.
Additional sponsors and helpers include many staffers at CompuServe,
Prodigy, and America Online, as well as Giant Merchandising, _Wired_
magazine, Apple, MusicLand, Electronic Frontiers Australia, and the EMI,
Columbia and Geffen recording & media companies.
 
 
When, Where and How to "get there"
==================================
 
 
CompuServe (CIS)
----------------
 
Sun., Dec. 4, 1994
7pm-8pm (EST) in the CompuServe Auditorium
 
How to get there: call your local CompuServe access number, and after login,
enter "go aerosmith", either at the commandline, or by choosing the "go" menu
option if you are using a graphical CompuServe program. This will take you
to the Aerosmith menu, from which you can branch to the EFF forum, become
a member of EFF, order limited edition t-shirts, go to the Recording
Industry Association forum, or proceed directly to the Aerosmith event in
the Auditorium.  If you visit one of these areas, you need to do "go
aerosmith" again to get back to this menu. To get copies of your
autographed Aerosmith graphic, visit the RIA file library ("go record"),
and to download exclusive Aerosmith sound files see the EFF file library
("go eff").
 
You must be a CompuServe member to attend.  The CIS event will be a closer,
more intimate gathering, with a "seating" limit of 300 participants.
 
Contact CompuServe Customer Support at 1-800-848-8199 or 1-800-848-8990
 
 
Prodigy
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Mon., Dec. 5, 1994
10pm-11pm (EST) in the Prodigy Chat Area
 
How to get there: on the day of the show, just select the Aerosmith frontpage
item.  Before the day of the show, do a "Jump chat" (via the "J" button on
your Prodigy program's toolbar at the bottom of the screen), to get more info
on the event and visit the forum.  You must be a Prodigy member to attend.
 
If you are new at this:
Login to Prodigy.  Do Jump (with the J button) Plus.  In the Plus service
household member access, give yourself and any other of your household user
IDs access to plus services.  Log out.  Log back in (to make the changes
take effect.) Now Jump Chat.  Since this is your first visit to the Chat
forum, you have to select access control, give yourself and any other IDs
you control (if you wish) access to the Chat forum.  Then pick "Change
Nickname" from the Chat menu.  Pick a chat nickname. After this it would
be a good idea to pick the new "Set-up Options" button that will appear on
the Chat menu, pick your choices, then (again from the Chat menu) pick
"About Chat" and read this help text.  It is strongly advised that you do
all of this, and test out the chat function the day *before* the event, so
you are not caught up in this configuration process just before (or, worse
yet, during) the event itself.  If you are not the account holder (i.e. if
your login ID does not end with "a"), then you will have to have the
account holder configure this stuff for you.  Once configuration is
complete, you can proceed to the Aerosmith event by selecting the Chat menu's
"Begin Chat" button, and then choosing the "General" area from the "Select
an Area" list that will appear.  "General" is where Aerosmith will be
appearing.
 
To order special limited edition Aerosmith/EFF t-shirts do a Jump (J button)
to "Musicworks!"  To become a member of EFF (and to take advantage of a 1/2
price offer on the t-shirts when you join EFF!), send email queries to
Prodigy ID dnae43a ([log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] via internet
email).  If you'd like to order a shirt, or join EFF, right now, see the
end of this document for a form!
 
To get your autographed Aerosmith graphic, just click on it as it appears
to download it.
 
Contact Prodigy Customer Support at 1-800-776-3449.
 
 
America Online (AOL)
--------------------
 
Tue., Dec. 6, 1994
8:15pm-9pm (EST) in the AOL Coliseum Auditorium
 
You must be an AOL member to attend.  To participate, login, and enter
Keyword: EFF (via the "Keyword" menu option).  This takes you to the EFF
forum. Here, you can get information on becoming a member of EFF and
getting a limited edition Aerosmith/EFF t-shirt.  From this forum, you can
also go right to the Aersmith event in the AOL Coliseum.  You can also
participate in our online message forums, download files (including
autographed band photos and Aerosmith sound samples, as well as EFF
information files.)
 
To get your autographed Aerosmith graphic and exclusive Aerosmith sound files,
you can download them from the EFF file libaries (Keyword: EFF).
 
Contact AOL Customer Support at 1-800-827-6364
 
 
Internet
--------
 
Wed., Dec. 7, 1994
10pm-11pm (EST)
 
This final event will be held simultaneously at a number of linked interactive
online services called "MOOs".  No membership or fees are required for
attendance, but you must have a full (telnet-capable) Internet connection,
which may involve fees from an Internet service provider.  For information on
finding Internet access in your area, contact the Internet Network
Information Center at +1-619-455-4600 (fax: +1-619-455-4640,
email: [log in to unmask]).
 
To reach one the MOOs, use a telnet client to log in to the MOO service, with
a user ID of "aerosmith" (without the "quotes").  You'll be prompted for
information such as an email address (at which you'll receive a band photo
and other information) after you log in and are shown to the auditorium.
The band photo will be emailed to you, to view later (or in another window).
Door prize information will also be emailed to the winners.
 
MOO services hosting the event ([name] - [telnet address] [port] - [notes])
 
BayMOO - telnet baymoo.sfsu.edu 9999 - San Francisco Bay Area, California
ChibaMOO: The Sprawl - sprawl.sensemedia.net 7777 - Santa Cruz, California
ChibaMOO: The World - world.sensemedia.net 1234 - Seattle, Washington
ChibaMOO: Hyper - hyper.sensemedia.net 7777 - Sapporo, Japan
ChibaMOO: Snow - snow.sensemedia.net 1234 - Australia
dreaMOO - fiinix.metronet.com 8888 - Irving, Texas
Metaverse - metaverse.io.com 7777 - Austin, Texas
 
Many other MOOs will be participating.  Send Internet email to
[log in to unmask] nearer the day of the event for an updated list of
participating MOO hosts. You can also attend the even via World Wide Web
client software (such as Mosaic, Lynx, Netscape, Cello, etc.) A list of
supporting Web hosts will also be added to the list that will be available
from [log in to unmask] closer to the show date. Telnet users can also
benefit from specialized MOO client software available at various FTP file
archives if not already available on your host system.
 
To connect to a MOO via telnet, do "telnet [address] [port]". Example:
 
telnet world.sensemedia.net 7777
 
Non-commandline telnet programs will probably simply prompt you for a site
and port number.
 
To connect directly to a MOO via a WWW client, such as Mosaic, Netscape,
Win/Mac Web, Lynx, or Cello, use the URL: "telnet://[site]:[port]". Example:
 
lynx telnet://metaverse.io.com:7777
 
Non-commandline WWW browsers usually just prompt you for a URL.
 
Graphical WWW participation, and email participation (for those without
telnet capabilities) may also be possible.  Send another message to
[log in to unmask] closer to the event time for more information, which
will be added to this document when available.
 
*Please contact your Internet system administrators* or customer service
representatives for assistance with attending the MOO events!  That's what
they're there for!  If all else fails seek help on the following Usenet
newsgroups (via a newsreader such as nn, rn, trn, tin or nuntius), as
appropriate: alt.mud.moo, comp.infosystems.www.users, and/or
news.newusers.questions - many more knowlegeable users will be happy to
help you there.
 
 
Contact Info
============
 
For more information on the Electronic Frontier Foundation, send any
message to [log in to unmask]
 
Press contacts:
Aerosmith - Wendy Laister, +1 213 655 4140 (US), +44 385 300069 (Europe)
EFF - Shari Steele <[log in to unmask]>, 202-347-5400, fax: 202-393-5509
 
 
Orignal Press Release
=====================
 
 
Aerosmith & EFF Rock the Net
----------------------------
 
Aerosmith Press Release
 
America's premier rock band, Aerosmith, today announced details of a unique
global event which will take the band across the information technology
frontiers into new realms of Cyberspace.
 
In what will be the first event of its kind, Aerosmith's history-
making "Cyberspace Tour," scheduled to take place over four days (December
4 to 7 inclusive), will allow fans from all over the world to "speak"
directly to the band via the four leading information service providers:
CompuServe, Prodigy, America Online and the Internet.
 
Never before has a band utilized four online services in this way, and
never before have so many people been brought together at one time for an
interactive gathering of this kind.
 
Proceeds from the connect time charges and the sale of limited edition
"Aerosmith Cyberspace Tour" T-shirts (specially designed in support of the
event by graphic artists at Wired Magazine and manufactured by Giant
Merchandising) will benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -- a
civil liberties organization dedicated to advancing free speech on the
networks.  In addition, Aerosmith has secured substantial cash donations
for the Foundation from Geffen Records, EMI Music Publishing and Columbia
Records.
 
Founded in July 1990, over the past four years, the EFF has sponsored
litigation and legislation to protect the privacy rights of computer users,
to ensure that electronic publishers are treated equally under the law and
to guarantee that all speech, no matter how controversial, has a forum
where it can be heard.  As committed supporters of both the First and
Fourth Amendments, Aerosmith hopes to focus worldwide attention on these
important issues through the instigation of this event.
 
In addition to the opportunity to converse directly with each of the
band members, those participating will stand to win an exciting array of
Aerosmith prizes, ranging from the band's latest, collectible Columbia
release, "Box of Fire", and Geffen's "Big Ones" Aerosmith compilation album
and home video, to their first interactive CD-ROM game, "Virtual Guitar:
Quest for Fame, Featuring Aerosmith" and the CD-ROM-based music video
puzzle game: "Vid Grid."
 
Kicking off on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. (EST) Aerosmith will first
join users of CompuServe, the world's largest commercial online service,
for an hour-long interchange.  The following night, at 10 p.m. (EST), they
will link up with Prodigy devotees for an hour, before surfing over to
America Online on Tuesday, Dec. 6, between 8:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. (EST). For
their final appearance (10 p.m. EST Dec. 7), the band will log on to a
linked collection of live electronic gathering places, called MOOs,
accessible through the Internet.  This last stop on the tour will see an
unprecedented number of users accessing the system -- making this a
ground-breaking excursion along the information highway.
 
For two of the online events, the band will be set up backstage, with
Macintosh Powerbooks courtesy of Apple Computers, prior to their shows at
the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit (Dec. 4) and the United Center in
Chicago (Dec. 6).  For the other two nights, utilizing the same equipment,
they will take time out of their hectic schedules, to link up with their
fans en route between gigs.
 
Anyone with a computer, a modem and access to one of the four online
services (which are immediately available from any computer store or
through any of the commercial services' 800 numbers) will be able to dial
in and participate in this exciting tour of Cyberspace.
 
For directions to these online 'gigs' users should contact either the
Electronic Frontier Foundation at 202-347-5400 (voice) or [log in to unmask]
(internet e-mail).  Alternatively, details will be available on each of the
participating online services.
 
 
EFF Membership and T-shirt Order Form
=====================================
 
Why You Should Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation
------------------------------------------------------
 
Every day decisions are being made that will affect your life online.
Decisions about what sorts of technology you can use to protect the privacy
of your communications.  Decisions about what services you will be able to
get over the emerging national information infrastructure.  Decisions that
are made before you even know that there are choices.
 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been working since July 1990 to
ensure that the civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill
of Rights are applied to new communications technologies.  Our members join
EFF to make sure that they are informed about the issues and debates that
will shape the future of electronic communications.  EFF members enjoy the
following benefits:
 
o  subscription to our quarterly hard copy newsletter Networks & Policy;
 
o  subscription to our biweekly electronic newsletter EFFector Online;
 
o  online bulletins that will keep you informed about the key legal,
legislative and policy developments affecting your online communications;
 
o  an online response mechanism to make themselves heard on key issues.
 
EFF is a respected voice for the rights of users of online technologies.
We feel that the best way to protect your online rights is to be fully
informed and to make your opinions heard.  EFF members are informed, and
are making a difference.  Join EFF today!
 
 
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MEMBERSHIP IN THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
 
Print out in monospaced (non-proportional) font and mail or fax to:
 
  Membership Coordinator - [log in to unmask]
  Electronic Frontier Foundation
  1001 G Street, NW, Suite 950 East, Washington, DC  20001
  AFTER DEC. 17: 1667 K St. NW, Suite 801, Washington DC 20006-1605 USA
  +1 202 347 5400 (voice)  +1 202 393 5509 (fax)  +1 202 638 6120 (BBS)
  Internet fax gate: [log in to unmask]
 
Or upload to the BBS, or our Internet ftp site: ftp.eff.org, /incoming
 
 
SIGN ME UP!
-----------
 
  I wish to become a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I enclose:
  ___ Patron membership.......$500
  ___ Benefactor membership...$250
  ___ Champion membership.....$100
  ___ Defender membership.....$65
  ___ Advocate membership.....$40 - basic EFF membership
  ___ Student membership......$20
  for my one-year membership.
 
  ___ I'd also like to take advantage of the special 50%-off T-shirt offer
      for those who join EFF and buy a T-shirt at the same time!  The
      shirt is $10 through this offer.  Size:  Med.___  Large___  XL____
 
  ___ I wish to just buy a t-shirt at the regular price of $20, without a
      membership at this time.  Size:  Med.___  Large___  XL____
 
  NOTE: All proceeds from T-shirts sales go to EFF.  EFF would like to
        thank Aerosmith and Giant Merchandising for the donation of
        shirt production costs.  All prices already include shipping,
        though the inclusion of an extra $3 to cover shipping costs would
        be greatly appreciated support for this nonprofit organization.
 
 
Special Contribution
 
  I wish to make an additional tax-deductible donation in the amount of
  $__________ to further support the activities of EFF and to broaden
  participation in the organization.
 
 
Total:  _______
 
 
PAYMENT METHOD:
---------------
 
  ___ Enclosed is a check or money order payable to
      the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
 
  ___ Please charge my:
 
     ___ MasterCard        ___ Visa        ___ American Express
 
     Card Number: _____________________________________________
 
     Expiration Date: _________________________________________
 
     Signature: _______________________________________________
 
     NOTE:  We do not recommend sending credit card information
     via Internet email, unless it is encrypted!  See end for
     EFF's PGP encryption public key. Likewise, sending cash in
     postal mail can result in it's loss or theft, and may be
     unlawful in some areas (e.g. the U.S.)  Pre-converting to
     U.S. funds is greatly appreciated.
 
 
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
-------------------------
 
Name: __________________________________________________________
 
Organization: __________________________________________________
 
Address: _______________________________________________________
 
         _______________________________________________________
 
         _______________________________________________________
 
E-mail addresses: ______________________________________________
 
                  ______________________________________________
 
Phone: _____________________    FAX: ___________________________
 
 
PREFERRED CONTACT
-----------------
 
  ___ Electronic:  Please contact me via the Internet address listed above.
                   I would like to receive the following at that address:
 
    ___ EFFector Online - EFF's biweekly electronic newsletter
                          (back issues available from ftp.eff.org,
                          pub/EFF/Newsletters/EFFector).
 
    ___ Online Bulletins - bulletins on key developments
                           affecting online communications.
 
        NOTE:  Traffic may be high.  You may wish to browse these
        publications in the Usenet newsgroup comp.org.eff.news
 
  ___ Paper:  Please contact me through postal mail at the street
              address listed above.
 
        NOTE:  Paper documents available upon request.
        "Networks & Policy" Newsletter automatically sent via US Mail.
 
 
PRIVACY POLICY
--------------
 
EFF occasionally shares our mailing list with other organizations promoting
similar goals. However, we respect an individual's right to privacy and
will not distribute your name without explicit permission.
 
  ___  I grant permission for the EFF to distribute my name and contact
       information to organizations sharing similar goals.
 
[This form came from eff.org  - please leave this line on the form!
If you found it elsewhere, please tell us where so we see how far it goes.]
 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization
supported by contributions from individual members, corporations and
private foundations. Donations are tax-deductible.  EFF's tax exemption
number is 04-3091431.
 
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INTERNET CONTACT ADDRESSES
==========================
Membership & donations: [log in to unmask]
Legal services: [log in to unmask]
Hardcopy publications: [log in to unmask]
Technical questions/problems, access to mailing lists: [log in to unmask]
General EFF, legal, policy or online resources queries: [log in to unmask]
Latest issue of EFFector (EFF newsletter): [log in to unmask]
 
 
EFF PGP Public Key for Encryption
=================================
 
This is the ASCII-armored PGP 2.6 public key for the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF).  It is compatible with PGP vers. 2.2 - 2.6
 
Note that mail sent with this key will be considered addressed to EFF in
general, not to a specific person, unless otherwise noted in plaintext.
To send personal information to someone at EFF, for whatever reason, please
use that person's own key, or arrange some other method of communication.
 
This key is provided principally for the sending of sensitive legal
information, and the transmission of credit card numbers over the net
securely when becoming a member of EFF.  It takes us time and effort to
decrypt, so please don't use this key trivially.  Thank you.  Please expect
a delay, as the message will have to be transferred to another system
for decryption (we do not keep our PGP or secret key on the Internetted Unix
systems for security reasons.)
 
To add this key to your keyring or encrypt a message, please see the PGP
documentation, and remember that you will almost certainly need to generate
the result as an ASCII-armored file, so you can email it (non-ASCII-armored
PGP ciphertexts are binary, and will get mangled if you try to email them.)
 
*** NOTE!  PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS *INSIDE* THE ENCRYPTED MESSAGE
    any time you send us crypto-mail, else we may not be able to reply, if
    the original email headers are lost.
 
 
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