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Federal Intellectual Property Enforcement Gears Up

The Obama Administration has been slowly ramping up its attention to intellectual property issues. Over the past few months, we've seen an IP "summit" at the White House. We've seen the successful nomination of a new cabinet-level "IP Czar" position. We've seen the announcement of a new DOJ task force...

Photos from EFF's 20th Birthday Party

Last month, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of EFF at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, joined by Adam Savage, the founders of EFF and dozens of other Internet luminaries. For non-local EFF supporters, we've put the gorgeous photos that John Adams and Johnny Grace...

The Weakest Link Redux

We often criticize DMCA takedown abuse here at EFF, but last week's Cryptome snafu highlights another facet of the problem: how a DMCA takedown for one item can result in the removal of lots of lawful material. To recap, Cryptome posted Microsoft’s global criminal compliance manual. Microsoft...

Unintended Consequences: Twelve Years Under the DMCA

San Francisco - Twelve years after the passage of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the law continues to stymie fair use, free speech, scientific research, and legitimate competition. A new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) collects reported examples of abuses of the DMCA and the ongoing...

EFF Panel in Pittsburgh: Architecture Is Policy

Pittsburgh - On Monday, March 8, at 4 p.m., board members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will discuss the societal impact of technology design in a panel at Carnegie Mellon University. Technology design can maximize or decimate our basic rights to free speech, privacy, property ownership, and creative thought...

EFF Panel in Pittsburgh: Architecture Is Policy

Technology design can maximize or decimate our basic rights to free speech, privacy, property ownership, and creative thought. Board members of EFF discuss some good and bad design decisions through the years and the societal impact of those decisions. WHAT: Architecture is Policy: The Legal and Social Impact of Technical...

UPDATE: Victory - YouTube Permits Amy Greenfield Art

Update: YouTube responded to the letter from EFF and the National Coalition Against Censorship by doing just what we asked. They state: "We have re-reviewed your videos and have reinstated them with an age gate." This is good news, and YouTube is to be commended for correcting its error. Amy...

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