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RNC Reruns Failed Attack Ad

Since late last week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been circulating a comically lame political advertisement around Capitol Hill. Since the ad isn't actually running on TV anywhere, the message is clearly to members of Congress and their staff: "If you don't do as Bush says on the issue...

As Evidence of Piracy Weakens, House Passes Overbearing "Campus Digital Theft Prevention" Requirements

The House passed the College Opportunity and Affordability Act (COAA) last week, leaving the troubling "Campus Digital Theft Prevention" requirements intact despite recent revelations that fears over unauthorized campus-based filesharing were drastically overblown by the motion picture industry. The provision requires universities to combat unauthorized file sharing in two...

House Committee Leaders Unite to Oppose Immunity for Telecoms

Washington, D.C. - Today, a formidable trio of House Committee Chairmen sent a stern letter to their colleagues urging them to oppose immunity for phone companies that assisted in the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. The White House is demanding that immunity for the telecoms be included in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...

FISA News Roundup

As the Senate prepares to vote on amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this week -- including the crucial Dodd-Feingold amendment to strip telecom immunity from the bill -- the web is lighting up with news and analysis. A few highlights: Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Director of National...

Fred von Lohmann speaks at USC's "24/7: A DIY Video Summit" in Los Angeles

Panel 3: DIY Media: The Intellectual Property Dilemma Moderator: Jennifer Urban Panelists: Yochai Benkler, Lawrence Lessig, Fred von Lohmann New technologies and Internet distribution are allowing society to experience an explosion of creative works made by ordinary people, youth, and social groups traditionally excluded from the mainstream art and media...

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