Skip to main content
EFF TURNS 30 THIS YEAR! LEARN MORE ABOUT US, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.
EFF TURNS 30 THIS YEAR!

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

2008: DRM continues to punish paying customers

Just three days into the new year, we have another example of DRM punishing paying customers, rather than "pirates." Netflix subscriber Davis Freeberg ran headlong into an incompatibility between Microsoft DRM and ... Microsoft DRM. The trouble all started when Freeberg bought a new monitor for his Vista...

LimeWire on 1 in 3 Desktops World-Wide

Digital Music News and BigChampagne report that 36.4% of all PCs world-wide have LimeWire installed, based on system scans of 1.6 million machines. This is worth noting for at least two reasons. First, it reminds everyone that when it comes to digital music, the main event is still...

Apple and Think Secret Settle Lawsuit

Today, Apple news site Think Secret announced it has settled Apple's lawsuit against it. While the terms have not been disclosed, "no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published." The Think Secret suit, filed several years ago, sought to hold Think Secret liable for posting...

New FOIA Reform Bill Passes House & Senate

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a rare example of a government program that actually serves the public. Journalists, citizens, and all sorts of public interest organizations (EFF included) use FOIA to bring to light government documents and information that would otherwise remain hidden from public view. But FOIA’s...

Senate Showdown over Telecom Surveillance

The Senate showdown over whether to exonerate telecommunications companies for illegally surveilling their customers is underway. Senators Dodd, Feingold and Kennedy have lead the charge. All three made awesome and eloquent arguments for a transparent and accountable government. Senator Chris Dodd (CT) has been my hometown Senator my whole life...

Copyright in Canada: No Longer Business As Usual

It's been a roller-coaster few weeks for digital rights activists in Canada. A few weeks ago, rumors began circulating that the current minority Conservative government was going to present a copyright reform act before the New Year. Unlike previous reform attempts, this new law was preceded by no public...

Senators Press Reid to Choose "No" on Telecom Immunity

Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a surveillance bill that did not grant immunity to lawbreaking telecoms. At the time, many predicted a bitter showdown, because a different congressional committee had previously passed a bill that granted immunity. That showdown begins now, as the Senate Majority Leader prepares...

Pages

Back to top

JavaScript license information