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Coalition Opposes New Jersey Bills That Threaten Anonymity Online

We recently criticized two New Jersey bills that would eliminate online anonymous speech by requiring every Internet service provider, blog, and website that allows reader comments or provides open forums to demand user identification from every participant. Today, a diverse coalition of companies, public interest organizations, and legal scholars...

DMCA Subpoena Provision Still Endangers Privacy

News.com reports that American Airlines has subpoenaed Google and YouTube, demanding the name of someone who posted an airline training video online. This is yet another abuse of DMCA 512(h), which allows copyright holders to unmask an Internet user's identity based on a mere allegation of infringement without...

USACM Position on DRM

The USACM (U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery) has recently issued a set of policy recommendations regarding DRM. They are sensible and make for good reading. It's good to see an association made up of technical professionals take a stance on the DRM-related issues...

Blogging WIPO: The Development Agenda - Where to From Here?

The first meeting of WIPO's Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a Development Agenda (PCDA) has just ended, amidst a last-minute flurry of activity. The question on everyone's mind is where to from here? The answer is not so clear. After four days of discussions about interesting proposals from Chile...

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