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A Free Speech Double Whammy: Flawed Anti-Phishing Bill Would Dilute Trademark Fair Use and Anonymity Protections

Congress is contemplating a so-called “Anti-Phishing Consumer Protection Act” (APCPA) that takes an odd view of consumer protection. In the name of stopping phishing schemes, Senator Olympia Snowe has introduced S. 2661, a bill that would expand trademark law, limit consumer access to information about competitive products, and...

Real ID Rebellion Roundup

Pedro Nava, a prominent California Assemblymember, introduced a non-binding resolution today that asks California's members of Congress to oppose Real ID, the unfunded federal mandate to turn driver's licenses into a national ID card. It highlights the state's growing opposition to Real ID as legislators and citizens begin...

EFF Applauds House Stand Against Telecom Immunity

San Francisco - Today the leadership of the House of Representatives circulated a draft surveillance bill rejecting the president's demand that Congress immunize telecoms that illegally participated in the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. Rather than granting immunity, the bill would respond to the phone companies' complaints that they cannot defend...

Bloggers Respond to WSJ's NSA Surveillance Article

Bloggers have already begun tackling the Wall Street Journal's "omnibus" article about expansive domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). While many posts are providing large excerpts thanks to the Wall Street Journal's onerous paywall (which actually seems to be disabled for the story at the time...

Plaintiffs Speak Out Against Telecom Immunity

The Bush administration and its supporters have repeated complaints about "greedy trial lawyers" so many times that they're beginning to sound like one of those clips on the Daily Show -- you know, the ones that show talking points being repeated so many times that it becomes painfully obvious how...

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