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Virtual Classes on Cyberlaw

Learn cyberlaw without leaving cyberspace through the State of Play Academy. The Academy offers free classes through the virtual world There.com. The Spring Semester has already started, and runs through June 8. The virtual classes will teach you the sort of fascinating stuff your real college never gets around...

Friday Hearing on Electronic Voting Violations in California Election

Alameda County May Face Sanctions for Failure to Preserve E-Voting Data Oakland, Calif. - On Friday, May 4, at 9 a.m., a California judge will consider potential sanctions against Alameda County for failing to preserve critical voting machine-related data in a lawsuit challenging the county's recount procedures following a close...

Corporate Critic Fights to Keep Internet Anonymity

Chemical Company on Quest to Identify Online Speaker San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) have asked a California appeals court to scrutinize a chemical company's attempt to strip the anonymity from a participant in an online message board. The participant posted...

09 f9: A Legal Primer

As was reported back in February, an enterprising hacker unearthed and posted one of the decryption keys used by AACS to decode HD-DVD movies (other keys and exploits have been made available in the weeks since). Now the AACS-LA (the entity that licenses AACS to makers of...

H.R. 964: Another Misguided Spyware Bill

Last week a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reported out H.R. 964, a.k.a. the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act" or "SPY Act." This bill is the latest incarnation of misguided legislative language that has been resurfacing since 2003 (in 2005, it passed the...

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