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DMCA Triennial Rulemaking: Failing Consumers Completely

EFF Bows Out of Broken Process San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report entitled "DMCA Triennial Rulemaking: Failing the Digital Consumer," describing why the third triennial DMCA rulemaking, currently underway before the U.S. Copyright Office, does not effectively address the concerns of American digital media...

Bloggers Sign up for Safer E-Voting

src="http://www.eff.org/Activism/E-voting/imgz/hr550.png" height="175" width="150" border="0" align="right"> Rep. Rush Holt's href="http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/001739.php">non-partisan e-voting reform bill, href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR00550:@@@C">H.R. 550 continues to gather support and momentum among individual members of Congress. And rightly so: it's a well-considered package of fixes to the vulnerabilities of electronic voting machines, requiring voter-verified paper...

Smart Card Research Threatened in DirecTV Case

EFF Fights Heavy-Handed Tactics From Satellite TV Giant San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Internet and Society Cyberlaw Clinic at Stanford University Law School filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, asking judges to protect legitimate researchers from the...

EFF Convinces North Carolina Judge To Throw Out Diebold E-Voting Case

E-Voting Company Forced to Comply with Election Transparency Laws Raleigh, North Carolina - Responding to arguments made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a North Carolina judge today told Diebold Election Systems that the e-voting company must comply with tough North Carolina election law and dismissed the company's case seeking...

SonyBMG's Secret Recall

Like many, EFF was pleased when SonyBMG announced that it would stop production on its dangerous XCP CDs. Yet announcing a recall seems to be all that SonyBMG intends to do. As holiday purchases kicked off over the past week, the damaging disks are still being sold in...

Blogging WIPO: The New Internet Treaty

The UN's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just finished another round of deliberations on a new treaty. Although the draft treaty is nominally about Broadcasters' rights, most of the discussion focused on proposals to create new rights over Internet transmissions: the US's proposal to extend the treaty...

FCC Urged to Suspend New Internet Wiretap Rules

EFF and Others Petition to Stop 18 Month Countdown to Internet Backdoors The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Center for Democracy and Technology, and representatives of industry, academia, librarians and others today filed a joint request for a stay with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), arguing that the Commission has...

All Quiet on the PATRIOT Front

Last Friday we blogged the news of a revolt in Congress against the latest draft of the PATRIOT renewal bill coming out of the House/Senate conference committee. That draft lacked many of the civil liberties reforms that were in the Senate version, and a bipartisan coalition of concerned senators...

Blogging WIPO: Information Meeting on Educational Content and Copyright in the Digital Age

Today, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the UN's copyright/patent/trademark body, hosted a "Information Meeting on Educational Content and Copyright in the Digital Age" -- a meeting where representatives of libraries, Creative Commons, publishers, and science organizations vied to convince representatives from WIPO's 182 member national governments about the need for...

EFF Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Sony BMG

Company Should Repair Damage to Customers Caused by CD Software The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with two leading national class action law firms, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG, demanding that the company repair the damage done by the First4Internet XCP and SunnComm MediaMax software it included on...

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