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Blogging WIPO's Development Agenda Meeting - Day 1

We're in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) first big meeting on intellectual property and the Development Agenda. The world's premiere IP-expansionists are considering the radical proposal that more rightsholder protections aren't always in the best interests of developing nations. Several copyfighters have been taking collaborative notes...

EFF Urges State Department to Drop RFID Passport Plan

As we reported last week, the US State Department is pushing to embed insecure radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips in all new US passports. These chips would broadcast your name, date of birth, nationality, unique passport number, and any other personal information contained in the passport to anyone with a...

It's Official: TSA Lied

Two government reports confirm what EFF and other privacy advocacy organizations have long known: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lied about its role in using airline passengers as guinea pigs for testing "Secure Flight" - the latest version of a fundamentally flawed passenger-profiling system for screening terrorists. And not...

New US Passports Will Serve as Terrorist Beacons

The US State Department is pushing for what may be the most misguided and dangerous travel "security" plan ever proposed: putting insecure radio-frequencyidentification (RFID) chips in all new US passports. These chips would broadcast your name, date of birth, nationality, unique passport number, and any other personal information contained in...

Supreme Court Justices Grill Both Sides at Copyright Hearing

MGM v. Grokster Raises Questions About Innovation and Litigation Washington, DC - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was heartened to hear the Justices of the United States Supreme Court engage in a lively debate Tuesday about whether technology manufacturers should be held liable for the infringing activities of consumers. At...

Grokster: From the Courthouse Steps

Oral argument has just concluded before the US Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster. Here, from the courthouse steps, is the first EFF dispatch. The entire bench was engaged with argument from both sides. Three key points stood out: In at least some questions, the Court seemed concerned that...

EFF Goes to Washington

Washington, DC, 3:26 a.m. EST Braving briskly mild weather and motion-detector floodlights, EFF staffers have arrived on the steps of the Supreme Court, claiming the first seats in the line reserved for members of the Supreme Court bar. The public line reached capacity at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Monday night...

WIPO Lockout Inspires Global Protest

Residents of 56 Nations and Members of Hundreds of NGOs Sign Petition to Open Meetings on Intellectual Property and the Developing World Geneva - When the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) earlier this month shut out many public interest groups from two April meetings about the impact of patent, copyright...

Reason #85,0027 That Business-Method Patents Suck

They threaten nonprofits that use the Internet for fundraising and advocacy. That's nearly every modern nonprofit out there. Thankfully, there's a solution in the making. A newly minted organization called the Nonprofit Innovation Alliance (NIA) has clever plan for keeping business-method patents out of the nonprofit arena. It's...

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