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A Plan to Pay Artists, Encourage Competition, and Promote Free Expression

Update/Correction, May 27 2020, 2PM Pacific. An earlier version of this article contained the phrase "the the online music industry is currently generating more revenues than the music industry did at the height of the CD bubble"; this has been corrected to read "the online music industry is currently...
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The House Is Voting on Section 215, Again. The Bill Still Needs More Reform

Later this week, the House of Representatives is once again voting on whether or not to extend the authorities in Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act—a surveillance law with a rich history of government overreach and abuse, along with two other PATRIOT Act provisions, and possibly, an amendment. Congress...

Hearing Tuesday: EFF Urges California Lawmakers to Pass Fiber Broadband for All Bill To Ensure Full Internet Access For Everyone During the Pandemic and Beyond

Sacramento, California—On Tuesday, May 26, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will ask California senators to approve a measure that will transition the state’s outdated communications network to fiber, bringing affordable high-speed broadband service, essential during the pandemic and beyond, to all residents.EFF Senior Legislative Counsel Ernesto Falcon will testify Tuesday...
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EFF to Appeals Court: Reverse Legal Gotchas on Ordinary Internet Activities

In the Internet age, copyright decisions can have enormous consequences for all kinds of activities, because almost everything we do on the Internet involves making copies. And when courts make a mistake, they may create all sorts of unexpected legal risks. As we explained to the Eleventh Circuit yesterday, a...

EFF to UN Expert on Racial Discrimination: Mass Border Surveillance Hurts Vulnerable Communities

EFF submitted a letter to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to testify to the negative impacts of mass surveillance on vulnerable communities at the U.S. border. The Special Rapporteur called for submissions on “Race, Borders, and...
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Propuestas internacionales para la vigilancia de localización sin orden judicial para luchar contra COVID-19

Una y otra vez, los gobiernos han utilizado las crisis para ampliar su poder y, a menudo, su intrusión en la vida de los ciudadanosLa pandemia de COVID-19 ha mostrado que este patrón se manifiesta a gran escala. Desde el despliegue de aviones no tripulados o monitores de tobillo para...

New Low for a Bad Patent: Patent Troll Sues Ventilator Company

Patent trolls don’t care much about innovation. Their lawsuits and threats are attempts at rent-seeking; they’re demanding money from people who make, use, or sell technology just for doing what they were already doing—for crossing the proverbial “bridge” that the patent troll has decided to lurk under. You might think...
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No to California Bill on Verified Credentials of COVID-19 Test Results

EFF opposes a California bill, A.B. 2004, that would authorize the issuers of COVID-19 test results to do so with digital verifiable credentials. This bill would take us a step towards national digital identification, create information security risks, exacerbate social inequities in access to smartphones and COVID-19 tests...

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