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Your Artist Remuneration Dollars at Work: Broadcast Flag Update #3

The story so far: the MPAA's href="http://p2pnet.net/story/6629">multi-million dollar travelling salesmen had descended on Washington, pitching and wheedling to get the href="http://www.eff.org/broadcastflag/three_minute_guide.php">Broadcast Flag language, which would give Hollywood control of your digital TV and a veto on future TV tech, into law. In the House, the MPAA shenagled twenty...

Barney's Temper Tantrum

Barney the purple dinosaur is throwing another temper tantrum that his little fans would envy. And his fury is even less justified than that of a three-year-old who wants an ice cream. Lawyers for the TV character have sent another cease and desist notice to the creator of a Barney...

European Report Threatens Consumers' Rights

EFF Urges Fresh Inquiry Into Ramifications of DRM London - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has criticized a European Commission group for assuming that digital rights management (DRM) is the only way to foster development of the home audiovisual market. In comments filed last week, EFF European Affairs Coordinator Cory...

Secret Code in Color Printers Lets Government Track You

Tiny Dots Show Where and When You Made Your Print San Francisco - A research team led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently broke the code behind tiny tracking dots that some color laser printers secretly hide in every document. The U.S. Secret Service admitted that the tracking information...

Adult Website Lawsuit Threatens Google Image Search

Injunction Could Shut Down Popular Service Los Angeles - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a brief Wednesday in support of Google Image Search, arguing that a federal district court should reject a request for a preliminary injunction that could shut the service down. In its lawsuit, adult entertainment website...

Wrapping Up WIPO

Geneva - Our latest trip to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended last week, and we registered victories on all three of the issues that we've been following. First, the Development Agenda -- which looks at WIPO's impact on developing nations -- will continue to be a central part...

Schwarzenegger Signs Key E-voting Bill

After months of uncertainty, supporters of reliable elections earned a huge victory on Friday when Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 370, a bill designed to plug critical holes in the state's rules governing audits and paper trail requirements. While California led the nation by passing one of the first...

First Annual P2P Litigation Summit, November 3

In September 2003, members of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed the first wave of lawsuits against individual peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharers. Two years and 14,000 lawsuits later, both P2P file sharing and file-sharing litigation continue unabated, and members of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) are...

Delaware Supreme Court Protects Anonymous Blogger

Requires Plaintiffs to Meet Strict Standard Before Unmasking Critic Wilmington, Delaware - The Delaware Supreme Court has protected the identity of a blogger in the case of Doe v. Cahill, finding that the plaintiffs failed to meet the strict standards required by the First Amendment to unmask an anonymous critic...

EFF Defends Right to Read Public Web Pages Without Getting Sued

Brief Supports Past Court Opponent DirecTV San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a brief this week in support of one of its previous court opponents, DirecTV, arguing that a federal appeals court should throw out a lawsuit against the company for accessing a public website. DirecTV is...

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