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Virtual Classes on Cyberlaw

Learn cyberlaw without leaving cyberspace through the State of Play Academy. The Academy offers free classes through the virtual world There.com. The Spring Semester has already started, and runs through June 8. The virtual classes will teach you the sort of fascinating stuff your real college never gets around...

09 f9: A Legal Primer

As was reported back in February, an enterprising hacker unearthed and posted one of the decryption keys used by AACS to decode HD-DVD movies (other keys and exploits have been made available in the weeks since). Now the AACS-LA (the entity that licenses AACS to makers of...

H.R. 964: Another Misguided Spyware Bill

Last week a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reported out H.R. 964, a.k.a. the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act" or "SPY Act." This bill is the latest incarnation of misguided legislative language that has been resurfacing since 2003 (in 2005, it passed the...

Proposed Bill Aims to Save Music Webcasters

The recent Copyright Royalty Board's webcasting ruling provoked an immediate backlash from webcasters and listeners, who feared that the new rate hike would crush online music radio stations. Now a new bill in Congress would reverse the ruling and change how the Board sets the royalty rates. News.com...

Ohio University Restricts All P2P File Sharing Software

Citing the burdens of responding to the RIAA's flood of pre-litigation letters, Ohio University has decided to monitor its network in order to block all use of P2P file sharing software. Students caught using the software will have their network access disabled. This policy may temporarily relieve the IT...

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