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Dontdatehimgirl Suit Dismissed

A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the controversial website DontDateHimGirl.com, ruling that he did not have jurisdiction over the Florida-based site. But the jurisdiction question was not the only problem with this suit. Dontdatehimgirl is a forum created for women to share information about men, and the...

Don't Let Europe Turn Its Citizens into Copycriminals!

On April 24th, the European Parliament will vote on IPRED2, the Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive. With one stroke, they risk turning thousands of innocent EU citizens and businesses into copycriminals. If IPRED2 passes in its current form, "aiding, abetting, or inciting" copyright infringement "on a commercial scale" in...

Is MySpace Safe for Kids?

Does the increased use of social networking sites by children lead to increased risk? Concern about online predators and pornography has led some politicians and law enforcement officials to call for unreasonable restrictions on public access to these sites. But is the perception of increased risk accurate? How much of...

Sensible Data Retention Policies Help Prevent RIAA Harassment

The latest development in the RIAA's long-running filesharing shakedown campaign--demanding colleges and universities forward "pre-litigation" settlement offers to their students--has placed academic institutions in an untenable position. If they don't pass on the letters or even make them available to students, they are arguably harming those students by depriving them...

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