Skip to main content
EFF TURNS 30 THIS YEAR! LEARN MORE ABOUT US, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.
EFF TURNS 30 THIS YEAR!

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Federal Circuit Reins In Business Method Patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday issued a decision that imposes firm limits on business method patents. The ruling effectively overturns a key part of the court’s decision in State Street Bank and Trust v. Signature Financial Group, which opened the door to an explosion of patents...
Free Speech banner, an colorful graphic representation of a megaphone

DMCA: Ten Years of Unintended Consequences

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998. EFF is marking the occasion with the release of a 19-page report that focuses on the most notorious part of the law: the ban on "circumventing" digital...
Printer Dots

EFF's "Yellow Dots of Mystery" on Instructables

Since late 2004, EFF has been warning the public about "printer dots" -- tiny yellow dots that appear on documents produced by many color laser printers and copiers. These yellow dots form a coded pattern on every page the printer produces and can be used to identify specific details about...

FCC Chair Supports Moving Forward on White Space Tech

Last Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin spoke in favor of opening up "white spaces" at a press conference while the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) published its much-anticipated report on white space technology trials. The Commissioners also announced plans to vote on...

Bush Signs Intellectual Property Enforcement Bill

On Monday, President Bushed signed a controversial intellectual property enforcement bill into law. This set of proposals for heightened intellectual property enforcement first appeared at the end of 2007 in the House's original PRO IP Act. The winding history of the bill not only sheds light on the agenda of...

Do You Need An Exemption from the DMCA?

Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office undertakes a rule-making to consider whether the DMCA's ban on circumventing technological protection measures (e.g., DRM and other "access control" restrictions) is interfering with noninfringing uses of copyrighted materials. The Copyright Office has announced that those interested in requesting...

Pages

Back to top

JavaScript license information