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GoDaddy, Get a Backbone and Protect Your Users' Rights

A few weeks back, we wrote about how domain name registrar GoDaddy took offline Seclists.org based merely on an informal request and without providing any meaningful notice to the site's operator. Unfortunately, this isn't the only instance in which GoDaddy has carelessly ignored its users' rights. In February, EFF...

PATRIOT Act Apologist Site Didn't Get the Memo

Last week, the Department of Justice Inspector General's office released a damning report documenting the FBI abusing its powers under the PATRIOT Act and violating the law to collect Americans' telephone, Internet, financial, credit, and other personal records about Americans without judicial approval. It appears that not everyone at...

DMCA Abuser Apologizes for Takedown Campaign

Michael Crook Agrees to Stop Attacks on Free Speech San Francisco - Michael Crook, the man behind a string of meritless online copyright complaints, has agreed to withdraw those complaints, take a copyright law course, and apologize for interfering with the free speech rights of his targets. The agreement settles...

Webcasters, Listeners Fight Back Against Royalty Ruling

Online music radio stations may soon be in deep trouble due to a ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board. The ruling [PDF] means that the rates that most webcasters pay to license sound recordings will more than double over the next several years. Most nonsubscription, noninteractive webcasters pay a...

American Studios' Secret Plan to Lock Down European TV Devices

Hollywood's desire to force DRM on TV fans doesn't stop at the U.S. border -- an international consortium of television and technology companies is devising draconian anti-consumer restrictions for the next generation of TVs in Europe and beyond, at the behest of American entertainment giants. EFF is the only public...

American Studios' Secret Plan to Lock Down European TV Devices

EFF Exposes Standards Jeopardizing Innovation and Consumer Rights San Francisco - An international consortium of television and technology companies is devising draconian anti-consumer restrictions for the next generation of TVs in Europe and beyond, at the behest of American entertainment giants. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the only public...

EFF Kills Bogus Clear Channel Patent

Patent Busting Project Wins Victory for Artists and Innovators San Francisco - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has announced it will revoke an illegitimate patent held by Clear Channel Communications after a campaign by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The patent -- owned by Instant Live, a company...

Open Government Gets Its Week in the Sunshine

This week is Sunshine Week -a gentle name for celebrating the serious business of uncoveringsecretive government practices. Taking its cue from the famous line byJustice Brandeis that "sunlight is ... the best of disinfectants", thisyear's Sunshine Week reflects on a year of continuing efforts to increasegovernment visibility, and a...

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