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FISA Court Judge Criticizes Warrantless Wiretaps

During a public speech last week, the judge who presided over the super-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) from 1995 to 2002 criticized the Bush Administration's warrantless domestic surveillance. Judge Royce Lamberth made a simple point that bears repeating: "[J]udges understand the war has to be fought, but it...

Dangerous Ruling Forces Search Engine to Log Users

Public Interest Groups Urge Court to Block Radical Expansion of Discovery Rules San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) urged a California court Friday to overturn a dangerous ruling that would require an Internet search engine to create and store logs of...

Blogging WIPO: Broadcasting Treaty Deferred Indefinitely

OUTCOME Please note that this is an unofficial version transcribed by the NGO coalition (Petra Buhr (IP Justice), Sherwin Siy (Public Knowledge), and Gwen Hinze (Electronic Frontier Foundation)), on the basis of Member States' comments in the afternoon session of June 22, 2007 at the SCCR S2 and as adopted...

Action Alert: Stop the National ID Expansion!

Thousands of individuals and sixteen states have already told the federal government to dump the privacy-invasive REAL ID Act, which would standardize drivers' licenses into a national ID and create databases linking the records together. But instead of listening to the public, members of Congress are renewing their efforts...

DVD Home Media Server, We Hardly Knew You

In April, a California court ruled that Kaleidescape did not violate its contract with the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) by distributing a device that rips and plays DVDs. But now the DRM licensing authority, which is mostly controlled by movie studios, is planning to change the contract...

Congress Set to Uncover Truth About NSA Spying Program

Vote to Authorize Subpoenas Sets Stage for Showdown Over Illegal Surveillance San Francisco - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to authorize subpoenas related to the National Security Agency (NSA)'s domestic spying program, setting the stage for a Congressional showdown over the surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. The subpoenas...

Sony Disconnects

In May 2004, Sony opened up its own store for selling digital music: Sony Connect. From the start, the service was plagued with self-inflicted woes. Thanks to Sony?s use of DRM and a proprietary music format (ATRAC), music bought through Sony Connect could only be played on Sony?s expensive digital...

Travelers Deserve Protection from Baseless Laptop Searches

EFF Urges Court to Protect Privacy at Border Crossings San Francisco - The government should not search travelers' computers at border crossings without suspicion, said the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in an amicus brief filed today in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

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