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The Future of Books at The Commonwealth Club

Will the printed word become obsolete? Access to information is constantly changing, and the popularity of e-books and online material is on the rise. To survive, publishing companies are trying to adapt to new forms of written media. Discover how innovations such as the Kindle and Google Books will affect...

EFF at "The Future of DVD" Panel and Happy Hour in San Francisco

Please join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a panel discussion on "The Future of DVD" at the Varnish Gallery in San Francisco on Monday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m.
Panelists include Kaleidescape CEO Michael Malcolm, Real Networks Vice President and General Counsel Bill Way, and EFF Senior Staff...

House Committee Considers PATRIOT Reform (UPDATED)

The House Judiciary Committee has recessed its meeting to "mark-up" Chairman Conyers' PATRIOT renewal and reform bill, the USA Patriot Amendments Act of 2009 (HR 3845), so that the committee members can attend a vote on the House floor. We don't know when they'll be back — we'll try...

"The Future of DVD" Panel and Happy Hour

San Francisco - Please join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a panel discussion on "The Future of DVD" at the Varnish Gallery in San Francisco on Monday, November 9, at 5:30 p.m.
Panelists include Kaleidescape CEO Michael Malcolm, Real Networks Vice President and General Counsel Bill Way, and...

Kurt Opsahl at A Knock at the Door in Boston

A Knock at the Door: Three Centuries of Governmental Search and Seizure
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 6:30 p.m.
at the Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts
Free and open to the public
The protection against unreasonable governmental search and seizure has long been considered a...

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New York Court Scores Over Oregon In Recent Email Privacy Opinions

Last week, two new district court opinions took opposing views on the question of whether the Fourth Amendment protects stored email. One of the cases easily adopted the prevailing view that the Constitution protects electronic communications, while the other ignored existing U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit precedent to find...

DVR is TV's New BFF

Digital Video Recorders, once considered a mortal threat by the entertainment industry, have now become its new best friend. It's just the latest example of how the industry's constant warnings of the dangers of "piracy" frequently turn out to be baseless hysteria.
Remember 2001? Digital Video Recorders ("DVRs") like...

Hey, Texas Instruments -- Stop Digging Holes

Texas Instruments (TI) ultimately failed to stand behind their misguided claim that calculator hobbyists violated copyright law by having public, online discussions about techniques to get more functionality from TI calculators. Yet the company continues to dig itself into new holes by issuing more improper take-down letters.
Several weeks...

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