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New Research Estimates Value of Removing DRM Locks

Note: We’ve been in touch with a group of economists at the University of Glasgow who are investigating the market value on interoperability. Just in time for “Day Against DRM,” here are some of their initial conclusions. My co-authors and I at the University of Glasgow are investigating how restrictions...
FBI Seal

Trump’s FBI Pick Has a Troubling History on Digital Liberties

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, will begin his confirmation process next week, giving lawmakers an opportunity to press him on his previous statements about expansive surveillance authorities and aggressive copyright prosecution. Defense of the USA PATRIOT Act During his tenure as Assistant Attorney General...
Ruth Taylor

Photographer Attacked by Ludicrous Online Voting Patent

Ruth Taylor never expected that her hobby would get her sued for patent infringement. Her photography website,, barely made enough advertising revenue to cover hosting costs. The site hosts user-submitted photos and runs weekly competitions, decided by user vote, for the best. Ruth’s main business is her own photography...
John Perry Barlow portrait with Declaration text

A July 4 Message from EFF Co-founder John Perry Barlow

There’s no need to make America great again. America has been great since it became the first nation on Earth where a set of ideas became the ruling principles of governance. America was great when it was established that authority did not come from divine right, or indeed anything beyond...

Congress Needs to End Warrantless Spying, Not Make It Permanent

Lawmakers are getting serious about renewing the U.S. government’s Internet spying powers, so we need to get serious about stopping their bad proposals. First out of the gate is a bill from Sen. Tom Cotton, an ardent defender of government surveillance. His bill would not just reauthorize, but make permanent...


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