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Broad Coalition Urges Obama to Diversify IP Appointments

Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has joined a broad coalition of public interest groups and trade associations calling for President Obama to diversify future appointments to intellectual property policy positions and create new offices devoted to promoting innovation and free expression.
In all, 19 organizations signed...

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Stating the Case Against DRM to the FTC

Wednesday, EFF Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry will be testifying at the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) town hall meeting on digital rights management technologies, or DRM. After years of observing DRM's development, suing Sony for its destructive SecuROM DRM, defending free speech for researchers and bloggers, and speaking...

Kurt Opsahl at Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl will be participating in "The Intersection between Real Estate Ads on the Internet and the Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws" at the Golden Gate University School of Law.
Golden Gate University School of Law, Room 2203
536 Mission Street (between First and...

Kurt Opsahl at Golden Gate University School of Law

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl will be participating in "A New Hope? Civil Rights in the Post-Bush Era" at the Golden Gate University School of Law.
Golden Gate University School of Law, Room 2201
536 Mission Street (between First and Second)
San Francisco CA 94105

AP Invokes DMCA Against Obama "Hope" Poster Artist

The lawsuits between Shepard Fairey (creator of the iconic tricolor Obama "Hope" poster) and the Associated Press have an interesting legal wrinkle that is worth examining: AP claims that Fairey violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the creation of the famous poster.
The AP ...

More on Choruss, Pro and Con

As we've discussed previously, Choruss is the name of the new entity, backed by three major record labels, that is interested in granting blanket licenses to universities (and someday residential ISPs) to authorize the music swapping (on P2P and otherwise) that has become a fact of digital life. As...

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