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AT&T Case: Game On

Today Judge Walker issued an order in our case against AT&T setting a case management conference on November 14, 2006. The case management conference is an important step towards opening up discovery and moving the litigation forward. Previously, Judge Walker had placed the case on hold. Case management...
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Paying the Price for Trying to Chill Speech

Bloggers in California have scored another victory against baseless legal threats intended to chill free speech. In Tendler v. Does, Mordecai Tendler had tried and failed to unmask several anonymous bloggers who had written about his alleged sexual misconduct. Yesterday, a California State Superior Court judge ruled that he...
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FTC Suggests Muni WiFi Policy Options

This week, the FTC released a report about municipal wireless broadband projects. Rather than taking a particular stance on the matter, "[i]t sets forth a framework that recognizes that the relevance of arguments for and against municipal involvement may vary depending on the particular factual circumstances." As Harold Feld...

Thoughts on Google, YouTube

John Batelle over at SearchBlog was kind enough to invite me to do a short interview about a variety of Google and YouTube copyright questions. Among other subjects touched on, I opine that all the hand-wringing analysts fretting about the copyright implications of GooTube may have it backwards...

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss PATRIOT Act Case (Finally!)

After a wait of nearly three years, Judge Hood in the Eastern District of Michigan finally ruled yesterday on the government's request that the court dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of Muslim and Arab-American associations challenging the constitutionality of PATRIOT Act Section 215. As you may recall, ...
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Homeland Security Funds Media Surveillance Project

The New York Times reports that the Department of Homeland Security is funding the development of software to keep tabs on international publications expressing unfavorable views about the United States. According to the Times: The new software would allow much more rapid and comprehensive monitoring of the global...

EFF Sues for Information on Electronic Surveillance Systems

FBI Withholds Records on Tools to Intercept Personal Communications Washington, D.C. - The FLAG Project at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed its first lawsuit against the Department of Justice Tuesday after the FBI failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records concerning DCS-3000 and...

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