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P2P Solutions Should Pay Artists, Not Lawyers

Amid the uproar last week over the introduction of the Induce Act, the Senate quietly passed the PIRATE Act -- legislation that would force taxpayers to foot the bill for the recording industry's misguided war on peer-to-peer file sharing. Essentially unchanged from the version released in March...

Court Rules Bookseller Can Spy on Email

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit delivered (PDF) some very bad news for online privacy today. Ruling in U.S. v. Councilman, the court held that it was not a violation of criminal wiretap laws for an email service provider to monitor the content of users...

If Not Induce, then What?

While we at EFF have been critical of the overbreadth of the Induce Act, some have asked "what would you suggest that would target P2P while leaving things like the iPod intact?" Answer: It's not a question of more laws, it's a question of new business models. No amount...

Will the Inducing Infringement Act Kill the iPod?

EFF Attorneys Play Devil's Advocates, Post Mock Inducement Complaint against Apple San Francisco - With Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and his colleagues pushing hard to bring the Inducing Infringement of Copyright Act ("Induce Act") to the full Senate for a vote, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is already dreading the...

Electronic Frontier Foundation Partners with No Starch Press

Civil Liberties Group and Technical Publisher Work Toward a Common Goal San Francisco - No Starch Press has announced a partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in which the progressive technical publisher will donate a percentage of its sales to EFF. When customers purchase books from a special area...

Personal Technology Freedom Coalition Created

Industry, Academic, Public Interest Groups Support Bill To Improve Consumer Rights and Protect Technological Innovation A broad group of organizations and companies representing diverse sectors of the U.S. economy has come together to form a new organization, the Personal Technology Freedom Coalition. With members ranging from the telephone industry to...

How Doesn't DRM Work?

Our own Cory Doctorow counts the ways in a recent speech at Microsoft. Here, a snippet; below, the whole shebang: Here's what I'm here to convince you of: 1. That DRM systems don't work 2. That DRM systems are bad for society 3. That DRM systems are bad...

INDUCE Act = Hollings II?

Rumor has it that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) will be introducing a bill tomorrow that would add a new Section 501(g) to the Copyright Act granting copyright owners a cause of action against those who "induce" copyright infringement (cf. patent law). This bill, dubbed the INDUCE...

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