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Google Print and Copyright Law Overview

While a nearly infinite quantity of web ink has been spilled on the copyright issues raised by Google's Library Project (formerly Google Print), there have been few good resources that concisely summarize the positions of both sides. Jonathan Band, copyright lawyer and author of one of the best ...

What About EMI's Copy-Protected CDs?

It was thanks to the work of independent security researchers that the security risks in Sony-BMG's copy protected CDs were discovered. But what about the copy-protected CDs being sold by EMI labels (including Virgin, Capitol, and Liberty Records), which use similar copy protection technologies from Macrovision Corporation...

Florida AG's Office Enters Sony BMG DRM Fray

Charlie Crist, the Florida Attorney General, has joined several other states in investigating the Sony DRM debacle: Allegation or issue being investigated: It has been reported that certain Sony music cd's contain a software program apparently intended to protect against unauthorized duplication of the cd by the purchaser. This software...

EFF and Sony BMG Reach Preliminary Settlement over Flawed DRM

"The proposed settlement will provide significant benefits for consumers who bought the flawed CDs," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn. "Under the terms, those consumers will get what they thought they were buying--music that will play on their computers without restriction or security risk. EFF is continuing discussions with Sony...

Six More Months to Fight PATRIOT?

CNN is reporting breaking news that the Senate has ended its impasse over USA PATRIOT Act renewal. As we told you previously, pro-PATRIOT lawmakers have been unable to end a filibuster by senators demanding that new protections for civil liberties be added to the renewal bill. With the...

Bad Ruling on Cell Phone Tracking: What a Difference a G Makes

Yesterday, Magistrate Judge Gorenstein of the federal court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion permitting the government to use cell site data to track a cell phone's physical location, without the government having to obtain a search warrant based on probable cause. Judge Gorenstein's flawed...

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