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2012 DMCA Rulemaking

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits "circumventing" digital rights management (DRM) and other "technological measures" used to protect copyrighted works. While this ban was meant to deter copyright infringement, many have misused the law to chill competition free speech and fair use. Every three years the U.S. Copyright Office...

Facebook Ploy to Criminalize Add-On Service Hurts Users and Innovation

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a district court judge Tuesday to block Facebook's attempts to criminalize an add-on service that helped users aggregate all of their social networking data in one place.
Power Ventures created a web-based tool to let users view information from different...

The Internet at its Best

Today, we watch in awe as the Internet rallies to fight dangerous blacklist legislation, the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House. The originality, creativity, and magnitude of action we’re seeing represents exactly what these bills would harm most: the value of...

Senate Call-In Day to Stop PIPA ** POSTPONED***

POSTPONED!!!! The Internet blacklist legislation—known as PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House—invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation. On Monday the 23rd, the Senate is back in session (and scheduled to vote on PIPA on January...

theSummit on the Hill

theSummit on the Hill Thursday, January 26th, 8:30 PM - 2 AM Washington Hilton - TDL Bar 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20009 We are proud to announce Vegas 2.0's return to ShmooCon with a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation! The same people who bring you theSummit, that...

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