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DMCA: Ten Years of Unintended Consequences

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998. EFF is marking the occasion with the release of a 19-page report that focuses on the most notorious part of the law: the ban on "circumventing" digital...

Monitor Election Problems Nationwide with OurVoteLive.org

San Francisco - Reporters, bloggers, and voters across the country can monitor problems at the polls on Election Day on OurVoteLive.org, a project built and hosted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of Election Protection, the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, and its toll-free voter-assistance hotline...
Printer Dots

EFF's "Yellow Dots of Mystery" on Instructables

Since late 2004, EFF has been warning the public about "printer dots" -- tiny yellow dots that appear on documents produced by many color laser printers and copiers. These yellow dots form a coded pattern on every page the printer produces and can be used to identify specific details about...

FCC Chair Supports Moving Forward on White Space Tech

Last Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin spoke in favor of opening up "white spaces" at a press conference while the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) published its much-anticipated report on white space technology trials. The Commissioners also announced plans to vote on...

TV Networks Must Stop Blocking Election Videos on YouTube

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of public interest groups called on four television networks today to stop stifling vibrant political debate on the Internet with overreaching copyright claims and proposed two measures to help YouTube protect online political speech in the final days before...

Bush Signs Intellectual Property Enforcement Bill

On Monday, President Bushed signed a controversial intellectual property enforcement bill into law. This set of proposals for heightened intellectual property enforcement first appeared at the end of 2007 in the House's original PRO IP Act. The winding history of the bill not only sheds light on the agenda of...

EFF Attorneys Kevin Bankston and Marcia Hofmann Speak on FOIA and Surveillance

On Saturday, October 18, EFF Attorneys Kevin Bankston and Marcia Hofmann join attorney Jon Eisenberg and CNET's Declan McCullagh for a panel "on Post 9/11 Secrecy in Government Intelligence and Law Enforcement" at the California First Amendment Coalition's (CFAC) Free Speech and Open Government Assembly. From the panel description: "The...

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