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Blogging WIPO: The Development Agenda By The Numbers

For most of day 2 of this week's meeting on the WIPO Development Agenda, we counted. We heard statements from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and South Africa about the importance of protecting the public domain, balancing intellectual property rights with human rights, and the very real problems facing developing countries ...

Flags through Senate Committee Stage

While the Senate floor was href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2126247">rejecting one flag amendment, the Senate Commerce committee was letting another two—the broadcast flag and audio flag—slip by. Senator Sununu spoke strongly against the flags, noting that we don't need technology mandates that inject federal bureaucrats into technology design decisions, but chose ultimately to...

EFF Battles Government's Motion to Dismiss AT&T Surveillance Case

Judge Hears Arguments on 'State Secrets Privilege' and Customer Privacy San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal judge today that the government should not be allowed to use the "state secrets privilege" to preempt the class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses AT&ampT of collaborating with...

Wendy Seltzer v. MPAA on DMCA

Wendy Seltzer, former EFF staff attorney, now professor at Brooklyn Law School, debates Fritz Attaway, attorney for the MPAA, at the Wall Street Journal Online (subscription NOT required). It's a nice, concise exposition of the two sides of the DMCA controversy. Ms. Seltzer: We're both talking about balance...

Copyright Battle Threatens Right to Surf and Email Anonymously

EFF Argues Against Broad Subpoena for User Identities San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argued Tuesday that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf web pages and send emails anonymously. The case began when CoStar, a...

CEA Defends Home Recording

This week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is running a great ad [PDF] in the Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, reminding Congress that the entertainment oligopolies have cried wolf about new technologies many times before. The ad collects a century-worth of fear mongering by an industry focused on...

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