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Viacom Admits Error -- Takes Steps to Protect Fair Use on YouTube

MoveOn.org, Brave New Films Dismiss Lawsuit Over Colbert Parody Viacom Endorses Excerpting Video for "Creative, Newsworthy or Transformative Use" San Francisco - Responding to Viacom's willingness to take steps to protect the free speech rights of those who post videos to YouTube and similar video sharing sites, the Electronic Frontier...

Patent Reform Bill Introduced in Congress

Public Knowledge has posted a great summary of the new Patent Reform Act of 2007, introduced in both the House and Senate this week. The bill is going to be one of the key intellectual property issues in Congress this year, and, though this bill doesn't fix all current...

Real ID Rebellion Growing

The REAL ID rebellion is growing. On Tuesday, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed into law Montana?s rejection of the Real ID Act, saying "the best way for Montana to deal with the federal government on this issue and many others is to say 'No. Nope. No way and hell...

Consumers, Librarians, and Innovators Tell EU 'We're Not Criminals'

Coalition Submits Fixes to European Parliament to Prevent Vague New Copyright Crimes Brussels - The Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) European Office today announced a broad coalition aimed at fixing a poorly drafted intellectual property enforcement proposal that could make criminals of thousands of people in the European Union. The Second...

Washington Rejects REAL ID

Last week, Washington passed legislation rejecting implementation of the costly, privacy-invasive the REAL ID Act. REAL ID essentially forces states to create a national ID, requiring standardization of drivers licenses and the creation of a vast national database linking all of the ID records together. Thankfully, there's...

A Win for Kids' Free Speech Rights

A ruling in the Indiana Court of Appeals this week gave a middle school student her free speech rights back. The girl, who is called "A.B." in the court record, had posted comments on a MySpace page criticizing her school's policy on body piercings. The post was full of...

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