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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...

Illegal NSA Wiretapping Program Involved Data-Mining

News reports over the holidays revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA)'s presidentially-approved domestic spying program is even broader than the White House acknowledged.
First it was revealed that the Administration has been wiretapping the international phone and email communications of people inside the US without getting...

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?
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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....

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...

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