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YouTube Embedding and Copyright

There seems to be a considerable amount of interest in, and confusion about, the copyright law consequences of embedding a YouTube video in your blog. In fact, the Blog Herald just ran a story suggesting that bloggers could be on the hook for copyright infringement if they embed...

RIAA Should Pay for Single Mom's Two-Year Ordeal

Innocent Target of File-Sharing Lawsuit Racked Up Legal Fees Fighting Baseless Charges Seattle - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) should pay for a single mom's two-year legal ordeal fighting a baseless file-sharing lawsuit, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told Washington state court in an amicus brief filed Thursday...
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Reform FOIA this July 4th!

On July 4, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Act gave weight to a principle that is fundamental to any democracy: The right of the people to know what the government is doing. Forty-one years later, FOIA remains an essential tool used...

Doctorow Podcasts "The Hacker Crackdown"

Somewhere in his busy schedule ? in between writing brilliant sci-fi novels, commenting on the current state of copyright law and intellectual property, co-editing the popular blog BoingBoing, and teaching at USC ? EFF Fellow Cory Doctorow finds time to podcast. Cory has been podcasting his fiction, reading his...
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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...

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