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Patent Reform Bill Introduced in Congress

Public Knowledge has posted a great summary of the new Patent Reform Act of 2007, introduced in both the House and Senate this week. The bill is going to be one of the key intellectual property issues in Congress this year, and, though this bill doesn't fix all current...

Real ID Rebellion Growing

The REAL ID rebellion is growing. On Tuesday, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed into law Montana?s rejection of the Real ID Act, saying "the best way for Montana to deal with the federal government on this issue and many others is to say 'No. Nope. No way and hell...

Washington Rejects REAL ID

Last week, Washington passed legislation rejecting implementation of the costly, privacy-invasive the REAL ID Act. REAL ID essentially forces states to create a national ID, requiring standardization of drivers licenses and the creation of a vast national database linking all of the ID records together. Thankfully, there's...

A Win for Kids' Free Speech Rights

A ruling in the Indiana Court of Appeals this week gave a middle school student her free speech rights back. The girl, who is called "A.B." in the court record, had posted comments on a MySpace page criticizing her school's policy on body piercings. The post was full of...

Dontdatehimgirl Suit Dismissed

A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the controversial website DontDateHimGirl.com, ruling that he did not have jurisdiction over the Florida-based site. But the jurisdiction question was not the only problem with this suit. Dontdatehimgirl is a forum created for women to share information about men, and the...

Don't Let Europe Turn Its Citizens into Copycriminals!

On April 24th, the European Parliament will vote on IPRED2, the Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive. With one stroke, they risk turning thousands of innocent EU citizens and businesses into copycriminals. If IPRED2 passes in its current form, "aiding, abetting, or inciting" copyright infringement "on a commercial scale" in...

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