Who Owns The News?
“Copyright has emerged in the past 15 years or so as one of the most effective instruments available to companies to silence speech,” says Internet freedom activist Parker Higgins. “It’s no surprise to see that once given this tool, companies use it for as much as they can get away with.”
Higgins works with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, a non-profit online civil liberties organization. EFF, with other organizations, has been at the front of the battle against efforts to tighten copyright rules for material distributed online.