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Viacom's Legal Attack on YouTube Threatens Online Speech and Innovation

New York - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other nonprofit groups asked a federal judge Monday to reject expansive copyright claims made in lawsuits pending against YouTube. The amicus brief argues that the plaintiffs in those lawsuits are pushing for legal rulings that would undermine federal law and throttle...

EFF at Hack Day at Twitter's Chirp

EFF will have office hours at Hack Day at Twitter's Chirp, April 15 from 11:15 am to noon at The Perch. Stop by! For more info: http://chirp.twitter.com/hack_day.html

Gwen Hinze at OECD Information, Computer and Communications Policy Committee

The 59th meeting of the Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy meeting (ICCP) will be held on March 10-11, 2010. Topics to be discussed are ICT & green growth, ICT & innovation, internet intermediaries: policy implications, among other topics. More information available at http://www.oecd.org/department/0,3355,en_2649_34223_1_1_1_1_1,00.html.

Tiffany v. eBay: What About Put-Back?

Last week, a federal appeals court rejected luxury goods retailer Tiffany’s claim that eBay should be liable for trademark violations on its site based on general knowledge that such infringement is happening (but no specific knowledge of a specific infringement). The ruling is a victory for online service providers...

EFF Hires New International Rights Director

EFF is pleased to announce the hire of our newest staff member - International Rights Director Katitza Rodriguez. Katitza will be working on international privacy issues, an area in which she is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and...

Google Asks, "Are You Done With That Sandwich?"

Lawyers from EFF warned this week of the implications of Google Sidle, a new beta product the company describes as, "Bringing our mission of organizing the world's information to your cafeteria," but which one EFF lawyer described as, "Creepy, even for Google." Companies and schools subscribing to Sidle will have...

European ACTA Negotiators Reject "Three Strikes" Moniker

Seething Danes were seen stomping out of the ACTA negotiation chambers in Wellington, New Zealand, citing frustration with the United States negotiators' continued pushing of "three strikes" proposals. "ACTA is an international agreement," fumed negotiator Olaf Atdis. "It's absurd for the United States to continue demanding a baseball analogy when...

Calling All Robots

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