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S1RA Update: Encouraging Signs from DC

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property simultaneously introduced and approved H.R. 5553, the Section 115 Reform Act (S1RA, aka SIRA). Although the measure still contains dangerous language that threatens fair use, Representatives Boucher (D-Va.) and Lofgren (D-Ca.) both explicitly stated at the hearing...

Coalition Letter Opposing SIRA

A broad coalition has now sent a letter [PDF] to Reps. Lamar Smith and Howard Berman opposing SIRA. The signatories are: American Association of Law Libraries BellSouth Corporation Bonneville International Corp. Computer & Communications Industry Association Consumer Electronics Association Consumer Project on Technology Cox Radio, Inc. Electronic Frontier...

Appeals Court Corrects Dangerous Web Privacy Ruling

Judges Agree with EFF Brief in DirecTV Case San Francisco - The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has corrected a dangerous lower court ruling that threatened Internet privacy. In doing so, it preserved the privacy of password-protected websites as well as the right to read public sites. The decision followed...
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EFF Wins Apple Appeal

A California state appeals court ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) petition on behalf of three online journalists today, holding that the online journalists have the same right to protect the confidentiality of their sources as offline reporters do. Here's the Court's summary: Apple Computer, Inc...


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