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Video: DMCA Safe Harbors and Viacom v. YouTube

Last week I had the privilege of being on a panel of legal experts to discuss the DMCA's "safe harbors" for online service providers, particularly as they might apply in the Viacom v. YouTube litigation. The video of the event has now been made available, so for those who are...

Fair Use Principles for "UGC"

Today EFF and a group of other public interest groups devoted to protecting free speech and fair use issued a document entitled "Fair Use Principles for User Generated Video Content [PDF] [HTML]." Accompanying the document is a "test suite" of sample videos that EFF believes should not...

Fair Use Advocates Issue Principles for Protecting Online Videos

San Francisco - Online video-hosting services like YouTube have ushered in a new era of free expression online, as well as vigorous copyright enforcement efforts. Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of leading public interest groups issued a "Fair Use Principles" document that sets out six concrete...

Bloggers and Civil Libertarians Petition Congress

When it comes to putting the pressure on the Senate to stand against retroactive immunity for telecom lawbreakers, bloggers have taken a vital lead. They helped inspire Chris Dodd to pledge a hold on any Senate bill that contains an amnesty, and prompted Barack Obama's recent unequivocal opposition to immunity...

EFF Wins Reexamination of Bogus Patent

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won reexamination from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) of a bogus patent threatening mobile information access. The reexamination order is the third granted by the PTO after challenges from EFF's Patent Busting Project. NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., claims to own...

Comcast is also Jamming Gnutella (and Lotus Notes?)

Yesterday, we posted about some experiments showing that Comcast is forging packets in order to interfere with its customers' use of BitTorrent. There have been reports of strange things happening with other protocols, and we've been running some tests on two other file transfers protocols in particular — HTTP...

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