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EFF Announces its New Legal Guide for Bloggers San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to release a document that informs bloggers of their legal rights. EFF's "Legal Guide for Bloggers" is a collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) designed to educate bloggers about their...

Ode to "Stealing"

glenn mcdonald is the former author of the "Internet-famous" weekly music column "The War Against Silence." Although he hung up the column last year after 500 consecutive installments, he's back for an encore that is well worth reading. Dearest Industry, I write today in what began...

Rush Speaks

Representative Holt took a moment from his busy day to express his thanks to the hundreds of volunteer lobbyists and to reiterate his strong belief that his bill needs to be passed: "These people came to Washington on their own -- on their own time, at their own expense --...

NYTimes Editorial Endorses HR 550

Although "endorses" is a bit of an understatement: "Every member of Congress who cares about American democracy should get behind Mr. Holt's bill." The editorial reads with a familiar, almost exasperated tone, one begging the obvious question: how can there still be any disagreement about this? Kudos to...

Lobbyist: Will Travel

How much impact can citizen lobbyists have on the legislative process? Plenty, says Warren Stewart, Director of Legislative Issues and Policy for Vote Trust USA, who generously, breathlessly, called to share his thoughts in his three free minutes between lobbying meetings. "I've been genuinely impressed by the quality...

Fighting Infringement on Campus Peer-to-Peer Networks

New EFF White Paper Helps Universities Understand Their Options San Francisco - With entertainment companies now suing thousands of college students for using the high-speed Internet2 network for filesharing, universities are under more pressure than ever to address the problem of copyright infringement on campus networks. In doing so, they...

Release the Hounds

How does one become a voting lobbyist? Enthusiastic activists from 26 states are just now finishing up three hours of training from event coordinators that included a briefing on HR 550 and similar Senate legislation, a run-down on how to conduct a successful and effective meeting with Congressional staff, media...

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