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Wanted: Prior Art to Bust Firepond/Polaris Patent

The Patent Busting Project fights back against bogus patents by filing requests for reexamination against the worst offenders. We've successfully pushed the Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine four of the ten patents on our Most Wanted list, and now we need your help to bust another.
A company...

Washington Post Columnist Explains "Why Immunity Matters"

In today's Washington Post, Dan Froomkin's column examines the Bush Administration's "three-part argument for immunity, based on concerns about fairness, secrecy and future cooperation." As Froomkin notes, "all three parts of this argument are flawed," and rightly concludes that "none of these points argue for retroactive immunity." The column...

EFF Takes on RIAA Lawsuit Strategy in Wednesday Court Hearing

Phoenix, AZ - On Wednesday, March 5 at 2 p.m., the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a federal judge in Phoenix to block the recording industry’s effort to sue two Arizona residents for simply having music files in a “shared” folder on their computer.
The Recording Industry Association...

Global minilinks

What caught our eye among the world's digital rights news this week:
Blogger's Rights in MoroccoFouad Mourtada is the net user tortured and sentenced to three years jail for putting up a joke Facebook entry of a Moroccan prince. Join the protests on 2PM Saturday in Washington, London,...

Judge Dissolves Injunction

San Francisco - A federal district court judge in San Francisco today rescinded a controversial order that disabled the "" domain name which had -- until two weeks ago -- pointed to Wikileaks, a website designed to give whistleblowers a forum for posting materials of public concern.
This week,...

EFF at Bay Area F/OSS for Schools Installfest!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, consider volunteering this Saturday, March 1, to benefit Bay Area schools through the Untangle + Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) Linux Installfest. Bring a screwdriver and disassemble broken computers, install Ubuntu or clean up!
The Installfest is taking place...

Comcast Caught Again

Comcast has a habit of blocking things it doesn’t like. First it was caught red-handed blocking P2P traffic on its networks. Now, Comcast has admitted to paying supporters to pack a public hearing in Massachusetts – a likely attempt to block the public from voicing concerns about their P2P...

EFF, ACLU Move to Intervene in Wikileaks Case

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (ACLU-Northern California) Tuesday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit where a federal judge ordered the disabling of one of the domain names associated with...


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