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Why Should Hollywood Have All the Anti-Consumer Fun?

No reason. As the Washington Post reports , you can use pocket-lining tricks like region-coding for all kinds of "content" -- including printer cartridges: H-P has quietly begun implementing "region coding" for its highly lucrative print cartridges for some of its newest printers sold in Europe. Try putting a...

Macworld Editor's Pick for 2004: BitTorrent

We missed this last week, but it's worth noting: the editors of Macworld have given an "Editor's Choice" award to BitTorrent -- despite the fact that it's "championed" by pirates. Why? Editor-in-Chief Jason Snell explains : [BitTorrent] is one of the most clever technologies we've seen in...

Bad Apple

Macworld starts tomorrow, but Apple has been busy for weeks -- sending legal threats to a number of weblog publishers for posting information about new Apple products. EFF is representing two such publishers, AppleInsider and PowerPage , to defend bloggers' right to keep their sources...

Congress Talks About Talking About E-voting

Congressional Democrats yesterday forced a floor debate regarding the certification of Ohio's electoral votes. Citing widespread reports of voter suppression, e-voting machine breakdowns, and other examples of election day disenfranchisement, Senator Barbara Boxer of California and Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio objected to...

Grey Album Named Best of 2004

Entertainment Weekly has named DJ Dangermouse's Grey Album its favorite of 2004 . Pretty good for a record that had no commercial distribution, wasn't played on mainstream radio, never came out on CD, and was the target of numerous cease and desist letters. For any that missed the Grey...

Supreme Court to Hear MGM v. Grokster

The US Supreme Court today granted certiorari in MGM v. Grokster . The Court will hear oral arguments in the case in March 2005. EFF represents one of the defendants in the case, StreamCast Networks, makers of the Morpheus P2P software application. The copyright law principles set out in...

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