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Industry Efforts to Censor Pro-Terrorism Online Content Pose Risks to Free Speech

In recent months, social media platforms—under pressure from a number of governments—have adopted new policies and practices to remove content that promotes terrorism. As the Guardian reported, these policies are typically carried out by low-paid contractors (or, in the case of YouTube, volunteers) and with little to no transparency...
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New Research Estimates Value of Removing DRM Locks

Note: We’ve been in touch with a group of economists at the University of Glasgow who are investigating the market value on interoperability. Just in time for “Day Against DRM,” here are some of their initial conclusions. My co-authors and I at the University of Glasgow are investigating how restrictions...
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Trump’s FBI Pick Has a Troubling History on Digital Liberties

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, will begin his confirmation process next week, giving lawmakers an opportunity to press him on his previous statements about expansive surveillance authorities and aggressive copyright prosecution. Defense of the USA PATRIOT Act During his tenure as Assistant Attorney General...

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