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CES 2007: What Disney Said!

This evening at CES 2007, Disney's CEO Bob Iger delivered a keynote jam-packed with multimedia glitz. But here's the line that got the spontaneous audience applause: "The best way to combat piracy is to bring content to market on a well-timed, well-priced basis." In fact, he didn't say a...

CES 2007: What Gary Said

We're here in Las Vegas at CES 2007, reporting on the fair use technologies that are either in danger, or nonexistent, thanks to legal threats from Hollywood and the major record labels. So it was great to hear CEA chief Gary Shapiro say, during his morning keynote opening...

Florida Voters Challenge Judge's Shutdown of Election Investigation

Ruling Impedes Search for Answers in Sarasota County Congressional Race Tallahassee, Fla. - A bipartisan group of Florida voters today challenged a court ruling that is preventing a thorough, independent investigation into alleged voting machine failures in the state's 13th congressional district race. The appeal asks for a reversal of...

EFF Defends Right to Link from Internet Wiki

Legal Battle Over Controversial Prescription Drug Zyprexa San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today defended the First Amendment rights of a citizen-journalist to link from a public "wiki" to electronic copies of damaging internal Eli Lilly documents relating to the controversial prescription drug Zyprexa. At today's hearing, federal...
Transparency

Follow the Media-to-Congress Money Trail

Want to know if your Congressional representatives filled their campaign coffers with the entertainment industry's cash? Look no further than the Center for Public Integrity's awesome Media Tracker. The new version helps you learn more about major media companies, including a detailed history of all campaign contributions to all...

EFF Backs DontDateHimGirl.com in Defamation Case

Controversial Website Shielded by Federal Law Protecting Internet Free Speech Pittsburgh - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a Pennsylvania court today to dismiss defamation claims against the controversial website DontDateHimGirl.com, arguing that federal law shields the website from liability to protect the free flow of information online. DontDateHimGirl.com was...

Celebrate EFF's Sweet 16 on Jan. 11 in San Francisco!

All teenagers have big dreams for their sweet 16, and EFF is no different: we want to throw the Best Party Ever, we want a new car, and we want to secure your digital rights. We're kidding about the car, but please do join EFF for a birthday bash to...

Akaka-Sununu Bill Corrects Many Bad Aspects of Real ID Act

In 2005, Congress hastily passed legislation that rolled back privacy rights and moved the country towards a national ID system. The REAL ID Act states that drivers' licenses will only be accepted for "federal purposes"—like accessing planes, trains, national parks, and court houses—if they conform to certain uniform standards. The...

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