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AV Enthusiasts Hit Hard By DRM, Tech Mandates

In a terrific article at DesignTecnica, audio editor of Home Theater and the author of Practical Home Theater Mark Fleischmann has a stark warning for fellow "gadget lovers" looking forward to the newest crop of audio and video devices: "What was once legal and "fair use" of existing gear...

Hearing Set for Appeal in Key Bloggers' Rights Case

On April 20, a California Court of Appeal will hear arguments in Apple v. Does, a case with broad implications for all journalists. EFF is fighting to ensure that bloggers and other online writers get the same rights as offline journalists and can protect the confidentiality of their sources...

Last Chance to Sign Up for Free EFF Security Training, Next Week in Los Angeles

Does your organization know its rights when it comes to government surveillance? Do you and your colleagues have the technical knowledge necessary to secure your organization's sensitive data and communications against government intrusion? Many of the legal protections against government searches and surveillance have been removed since 9/11 and the...

Coalition Opposes New Jersey Bills That Threaten Anonymity Online

We recently criticized two New Jersey bills that would eliminate online anonymous speech by requiring every Internet service provider, blog, and website that allows reader comments or provides open forums to demand user identification from every participant. Today, a diverse coalition of companies, public interest organizations, and legal scholars...

DMCA Subpoena Provision Still Endangers Privacy

News.com reports that American Airlines has subpoenaed Google and YouTube, demanding the name of someone who posted an airline training video online. This is yet another abuse of DMCA 512(h), which allows copyright holders to unmask an Internet user's identity based on a mere allegation of infringement without...

USACM Position on DRM

The USACM (U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery) has recently issued a set of policy recommendations regarding DRM. They are sensible and make for good reading. It's good to see an association made up of technical professionals take a stance on the DRM-related issues...

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