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Strange Bedfellows Unite to Fight AOL's "Email Tax"

National Conference Call - Tuesday, 1pm EST This Tuesday, an unlikely coalition of left and right, non-profits and small businesses, and Internet advocacy groups will hold a national telephone news conference call to announce an unprecedented combined campaign against AOL's new "pay-to-send" email proposal – which amounts to an "email...

Blogging WIPO: The Development Agenda - Where to From Here?

The first meeting of WIPO's Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a Development Agenda (PCDA) has just ended, amidst a last-minute flurry of activity. The question on everyone's mind is where to from here? The answer is not so clear. After four days of discussions about interesting proposals from Chile...

Sony BMG Settles Up with Music Fans for Copy-Protection Debacle

EFF Urges Consumers to Claim Clean CDs and Extra Downloads San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging music fans who purchased Sony BMG music CDs containing flawed digital rights management (DRM) to submit their claims now for clean CDs and extra downloads as part of a class...

RIAA Says Ripping CDs to Your iPod is NOT Fair Use

It is no secret that the entertainment oligopolists are not happy about space-shifting and format-shifting. But surely ripping your own CDs to your own iPod passes muster, right? In fact, didn't they admit as much in front of the Supreme Court during the MGM v. Grokster argument last year...

Internet Companies Need Code of Conduct in Authoritarian Regimes

EFF Calls for Limits on Data Collection and Retention San Francisco - As Congressional hearings about how U.S. Internet companies do business in China are set to begin, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is calling for the industry and government to work together to develop simple guidelines to decrease the...

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