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Happy Together Once More: The California Supreme Court and Congress Take Up The Question of Copyright in Old Music Recordings

Federal copyright law doesn’t give artists and labels the right to control most ways music recordings are played in public. That’s how FM and AM radio stations work. That’s how stores playing soothing “don’t you want to buy something?” music work. And that’s how restaurants playing music at an uncomfortably...

EFA Organizers' Teleconference

Are you part of a student group, community organization, or hacker space? If not, do you know others who share your concerns about digital rights? Whether you're working to raise a voice in your community for privacy, security, creativity, access to knowledge, and free expression—or whether you're looking for ways...

DRM Puts the Brakes on Innovation

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make...

FOIA Workshop Hosted by Lucy Parsons Labs

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event: Lucy Parsons Labs (LPL) is a Chicago based non-profit that uses public records laws, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) FOIA is a law that forces certain government institutions to release information when requested...

Community Broadband: Privacy, Access, and Local Control

Communities across the United States are considering strategies to protect residents’ access to information and their right to privacy. These experiments have a long history, but a new wave of activists have been inspired to seek a local response to federal setbacks to Internet freedom, such as the FCC’s decision...

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