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Is MySpace Safe for Kids?

Does the increased use of social networking sites by children lead to increased risk? Concern about online predators and pornography has led some politicians and law enforcement officials to call for unreasonable restrictions on public access to these sites. But is the perception of increased risk accurate? How much of...

Sensible Data Retention Policies Help Prevent RIAA Harassment

The latest development in the RIAA's long-running filesharing shakedown campaign--demanding colleges and universities forward "pre-litigation" settlement offers to their students--has placed academic institutions in an untenable position. If they don't pass on the letters or even make them available to students, they are arguably harming those students by depriving them...

Mossberg on the DMCA

I don't always agree with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, but his latest video missive (there is a print version, too) hits the nail right on the head: "What we need is a new law from Congress, a law written from the perspective of the consumer and...

Key Internet Censorship Law Struck Down Again

The ACLU, EFF, and a coalition of plaintiffs achieved a victory for online free speech today when U.S. District Court Judge Lowell Reed ruled [PDF] today that a key Web censorship law violated the First Amendment and issued an order permanently blocking its enforcement. Passed in 1998, the ...

Free Speech Battle Over Online Parody of 'Colbert Report'

MoveOn, Brave New Films Sue Viacom For Illegal Takedown of YouTube Video San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a federal court today to protect the free speech rights of MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films after their satirical send-up of "The Colbert Report" was removed from...

IPRED2 after the Committee

When it was sold to politicians in Brussels, the pitch for the directive on criminal measures aimed at enforcing IP rights in Europe (IPRED2), was all about commercial piracy and counterfeit goods that endanger health and safety. The reality has turned out quite different. The current draft directive — adopted...

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