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Government Asserts It Is Above the Law

Late last night, the Government filed its reply brief, providing a last round of written briefing in advance of next week's hearing in our case against AT&T for collaborating with the Government's surveillance program. Finally the Administration has come out and flatly said what it has hinted at...

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 Technology Cox Radio, Inc. Electronic Frontier...

EFF Wins Apple Appeal

A California state appeals court ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) petition on behalf of three online journalists today, holding that the online journalists have the same right to protect the confidentiality of their sources as offline reporters do. Here's the Court's summary: Apple Computer, Inc...

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