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Beginning of the End for Music DRM

Real Networks today announced the availability of a web-based version of its Rhapsody music service. Finally, there is a listen-on-demand authorized music service with deep major label catalog that Mac and Linux users can use. I expect Napster 2.0 and Yahoo! will feel competitive pressure to migrate to...

North Carolina Illegally Certifies Diebold E-voting System

Board of Elections Ignores Rules to Escrow Code, Identify Programmers Raleigh, North Carolina - The North Carolina Board of Elections certified Diebold Election Systems to sell electronic voting equipment in the state yesterday, despite Diebold's repeated admission that it could not comply with North Carolina's tough election law. The Electronic...

DMCA Triennial Rulemaking: Failing Consumers Completely

EFF Bows Out of Broken Process San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report entitled "DMCA Triennial Rulemaking: Failing the Digital Consumer," describing why the third triennial DMCA rulemaking, currently underway before the U.S. Copyright Office, does not effectively address the concerns of American digital media...

Bloggers Sign up for Safer E-Voting

src="http://www.eff.org/Activism/E-voting/imgz/hr550.png" height="175" width="150" border="0" align="right"> Rep. Rush Holt's href="http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/001739.php">non-partisan e-voting reform bill, href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR00550:@@@C">H.R. 550 continues to gather support and momentum among individual members of Congress. And rightly so: it's a well-considered package of fixes to the vulnerabilities of electronic voting machines, requiring voter-verified paper ballots...

Smart Card Research Threatened in DirecTV Case

EFF Fights Heavy-Handed Tactics From Satellite TV Giant San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Internet and Society Cyberlaw Clinic at Stanford University Law School filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, asking judges to protect legitimate researchers from the...

EFF Convinces North Carolina Judge To Throw Out Diebold E-Voting Case

E-Voting Company Forced to Comply with Election Transparency Laws Raleigh, North Carolina - Responding to arguments made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a North Carolina judge today told Diebold Election Systems that the e-voting company must comply with tough North Carolina election law and dismissed the company's case seeking...

SonyBMG's Secret Recall

Like many, EFF was pleased when SonyBMG announced that it would stop production on its dangerous XCP CDs. Yet announcing a recall seems to be all that SonyBMG intends to do. As holiday purchases kicked off over the past week, the damaging disks are still being sold...

FCC Urged to Suspend New Internet Wiretap Rules

EFF and Others Petition to Stop 18 Month Countdown to Internet Backdoors The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Center for Democracy and Technology, and representatives of industry, academia, librarians and others today filed a joint request for a stay with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), arguing that the Commission has...

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