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Copyright Battle Threatens Right to Surf and Email Anonymously

EFF Argues Against Broad Subpoena for User Identities San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argued Tuesday that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf web pages and send emails anonymously. The case began when CoStar, a...

CEA Defends Home Recording

This week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is running a great ad [PDF] in the Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, reminding Congress that the entertainment oligopolies have cried wolf about new technologies many times before.
The ad collects a century-worth of fear mongering by an industry focused...

EFF and Government Face Off Over 'State Secrets' in San Francisco Courtroom

Friday Hearing Over Motions to Dismiss AT&ampT Surveillance Case San Francisco - On Friday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m., a federal judge in San Francisco will hear oral arguments on the U.S. government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses the telecom...

S1RA Update: Encouraging Signs from DC

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property simultaneously introduced and approved H.R. 5553, the Section 115 Reform Act (S1RA, aka SIRA). Although the measure still contains dangerous language that threatens fair use, Representatives Boucher (D-Va.) and Lofgren (D-Ca.) both explicitly stated at the hearing...

Coalition Letter Opposing SIRA

A broad coalition has now sent a letter [PDF] to Reps. Lamar Smith and Howard Berman opposing SIRA. The signatories are:
American Association of Law Libraries
BellSouth Corporation
Bonneville International Corp.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Consumer Electronics Association
Consumer Project on...

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