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BWP Media v. Polyvore: It’s All About Control

Major entertainment companies are once again trying to expand copyright law to gain leverage over a wide variety of user-generated content sites. If they succeed, they would have a veto over Internet users’ access to the tools that allow us to remix, mashup, and participate in popular culture. EFF, along...

EFF to Copyright Office: Safe Harbors Work

The “notice-and-takedown” process for addressing online copyright infringement isn’t perfect: it’s often abused to remove lawful speech from the Internet. But it many cases this process, described in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), works pretty well—particularly because of the safe harbors that protect Internet services that...

Spotting Shadow Regulation

Case Study: the UK's Search Engine Voluntary Code of Practice How do you tell the difference between a code of practice that responds to the needs of the Internet community as a whole, and a sweetheart deal cut between government and industry that avoids democratic accountability and sidelines users? This...

Congress Must Protect Americans’ Location Privacy

Your smartphone, navigation system, fitness device, and more know where you are most of the time. Law enforcement should need a warrant to access the information these technologies track. Lawmakers have a chance to create warrant requirements for the sensitive location information collected by your devices. Sen. Ron Wyden and...

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