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New Canadian Voice in Digital Rights Issues

Online Rights Canada Launches with EFF, CIPPIC Support Toronto - Online Rights Canada (ORC) launched in Canada Friday, giving Canadians a new voice in critical technology and information policy issues. The grassroots organization is jointly supported by the Canadian Internet Policy &amp Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and the Electronic Frontier...

PATRIOT Reauthorization Slogs On

Next Steps Unclear, Action Still Needed The PATRIOT Act took a step closer to reauthorization today as Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania announced that he would sign the conference report (in three parts: one, two, and three). Backroom deals have watered-down the best reforms and opportunistic...

North Carolina Sued for Illegally Certifying Voting Equipment

EFF Asks Court to Void Approval of Diebold and Others Without Source Code Review Raleigh, North Carolina - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Thursday filed a complaint against the North Carolina Board of Elections and the North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services on behalf of voting integrity advocate...

PATRIOT Debate Resumes, Action Still Needed

After failing to reach a compromise on the final draft of the USA PATRIOT renewal bill, as described previously, Congress headed home for some turkey and put off the debate until after the Thanksgiving holiday. Now everyone's back, and the word through the grapevine is not good. We're hearing...

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...

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