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Fox News Censors Political Expression

In a scenario that has become depressingly familiar, a news organization has again used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") to censor legitimate political speech. Citizen Media Law Project reports that YouTube cancelled Progress Illinois' YouTube channel after Fox News had sent three notices of copyright infringement demanding the...

Apple Shows Us DRM's True Colors

At this week's Macworld Expo, Apple announced that by April, music from the iTunes Store will no longer be shackled by digital rights management (DRM). Finally, DRM is good and fully dead for digital music -- gone from CDs, gone from downloads, and largely dead for streaming. ...

UMG v. Veoh: Another Victory for Web 2.0

Over the holidays, video hosting site Veoh won another victory under the DMCA safe harbors, this time against Universal Music Group (UMG). The ruling should put to rest the argument that transcoding and other activities necessary for making content accessible on the web are not...
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Keith Henson Appeal: Time to Undo an Injustice

The well-known Scientology protester Keith Henson has filed an appeal to the Appellate Division of the Riverside County Superior Court of his criminal conviction in 2001 of misdemeanor "interfering with a religion" for picketing in front of a Scientology "base" in Hemet, CA. The ruling was roundly criticized as...

Is it Patentable?

Two months ago, in In re Bilski, the Federal Circuit rejected the notion that anything that produces a "useful, concrete, and tangible result" is potentially patentable. Instead, to be patent-eligible, an idea must be "tied to a particular machine or apparatus," or it must "transform a particular article into...

First Interview with the NSA Whistleblower

Over the weekend, Newsweek revealed Thomas M. Tamm as the man who first blew the whistle on the Bush Administration's illegal warrantless wiretapping program. Last night, Mr. Tamm gave his first public interview on The Rachel Maddow Show: %3Ciframe%20thumb%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eff.org%2Ffiles%2Ftamm.jpg%22%20height%3D%22339%22%20width%3D%22425%22%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.msnbc.msn.com%2Fid%2F22425001%2Fvp%2F28244931%2328244931%22%20frameborder%3D%220%22%20scrolling%3D%22no%22%20allow%3D%22autoplay%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E Privacy info. This embed will serve content...

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