I don't know if it has been already posted, but a couple of days ago Andre Wiethoff posted a new version of EAC on his website.
About the new beta he says:
As always there were some slight bugs in the first larger release, so here comes directly a new version. Hopefully this will fix most issues with the last version. CDRDAO problems will partly persists (not starting up), perhaps try a differently compiled EXE, any with version number equal or greater to 1.1.9 should work fine.
For those who still have problems with accessing freedb using EAC, please try the command line switch "-http1.1", you can, if it works for you, enter that directly into the properties of the desktop shortcut (the screenshot shows the german properties dialog, but the changes should be clear).
Hope you will like it
EDIT: Just found it in yesterday's news... oh well, it doesn't hurt anyway.