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A Legal Deep Dive on Mexico’s Disastrous New Copyright Law

Mexico has just adopted a terrible new copyright law, thanks to pressure from the United States (and specifically from the copyright maximalists that hold outsized influence on US foreign policy).This law closely resembles the Digital Millennium Copyright Act enacted in the US 1998, with a few differences that make it...

Mexico's New Copyright Law Undermines Mexico's National Sovereignty, Continuing Generations of Unfair "Fair Trade Deals" Between the USA and Latin America

Earlier this month, Mexico's Congress hastily imported most of the US copyright system into Mexican law, in a dangerous and ill-considered act. But neither this action nor its consequences occurred in a vacuum: rather, it was a consequence of Donald Trump's US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the successor to NAFTA.Trade...

DEF CON Safe Mode

EFF at DEF CON Safe Mode

Join us for the first ever DEF CON Safe Mode! DEF CON is one of the oldest and largest continuously running hacker conventions around. This virtual version of the event will be free to all and streaming on Twitch! We're excited to have multiple talks and contests for the...

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A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

It’s not enough to say that the Internet is built on interoperability. The Internet is interoperability. Billions of machines around the world use the same set of open protocols—like TCP/IP, HTTP, and TLS—to talk to one another. The first Internet-connected devices were only possible because phone lines provided interoperable communication...

Jennifer Lynch Will Talk About DNA Collection at RightsCon

Jennifer Lynch will be joining Joana Varon and Mariana Tamari from Coding Rights and Helen Wallace from Genewatch on a panel at RightsCon called "From devices to bodies: a tale on DNA data collection."Panel Description:Beyond devices, our bodies are also becoming data sources. From facial recognition to collection of DNA...

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)

WISP Panel: Data Privacy in the Age of COVID-19

Location: Zoom (register here)Event OverviewIn the age of COVID-19 far more of us are working and/or learning from home, resulting in a much larger online presence raising concerns about who we trust with our data. In this panel we bring together cybersecurity and privacy professionals from EFF and MIT...

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