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Corynne McSherry at NWACC CIO Summit

Corynne McSherry will be speaking at the NWACC CIO Summit. Portland OR 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Copyright and Network Filtering Organizations such as the RIAA have spurred Congress to pressure colleges and universities to adopt network filtering policies in order to address illegal P2P activities. Are such policies viable? What...

MSN Music Debacle Highlights EULA Dangers

When Microsoft announced that it will no longer support former MSN Music customers who want to play their DRM disabled music on new computers, DRM-hating consumer advocates justifiably cried out, “I told you so!” But this debacle is not just another example of the dangers of DRM: its also...

Patent Reform Act Stalls in the Senate

Coauthored by EFF Activist Richard Esguerra The progress Congress was making on the Patent Reform Act (S. 1145) has stalled and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pulled the bill from the floor schedule. The lack of progress is disappointing. Despite its flaws, the proposed legislation would...

EFF and Sheppard Mullin Defend Wikipedia in Defamation Case

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Thursday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the operator of the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, arguing that federal law immunizes it against suits over statements made by its users. ...

Congress Must Investigate Electronic Searches at U.S. Borders

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a broad coalition, including civil rights groups, professional associations and technologists, called on Congress today to hold oversight hearings on the Department of Homeland Security's search and seizure of electronic devices at American borders. The press has widely reported disturbing stories...

Betrayed MSN Music Customers Deserve More from Microsoft

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging Microsoft Corporation to fix the problems it will cause when it shuts down the MSN Music validation servers, making it impossible for customers to transfer their music files to new computers or even upgrade their operating system. In an open...

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