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‘Scraping’ Is Just Automated Access, and Everyone Does It

For tech lawyers, one of the hottest questions this year is: can companies use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—an imprecise and outdated criminal anti-“hacking” statute intended to target computer break-ins—to block their competitors from accessing publicly available information on their websites? The answer to this question has wide-ranging...

20 years of DMCA shenanigans

Every three years, the US Copyright Office holds hearings about proposed exceptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This is one of those years, and we’re coming to UCLA to testify before the Copyright Office on preserving your rights to use your property as you see fit.
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The California Senate Utilities Committee’s Net Neutrality Analysis Might as Well Have Been Written by AT&T

S.B. 822, Senator Scott Wiener’s net neutrality bill, is currently pending in the California legislature. It’s a bill that prioritizes consumers over large ISPs, creating strong net neutrality protections. Unsurprisingly, AT&T and the rest of the giant telecom companies don’t like it. And unfortunately for Californians, the report on...

EFF at OURSA

On Tuesday, April 17, EFF's Eva Galperin will be speaking on a panel at OUR Security Advocates (OURSA) called "Advocating for High-Risk Groups." OURSA is a single-track, one-day conference with four topic sessions highlights a diverse set of experts from across information security, safety, trust, and other related...

Large ISPs that Orchestrated the Repeal of the Open Internet Order Ask California’s Legislature to Stand Down and Just Let Them Win Already

The fight to protect Internet freedom is coming to California this month as the Senate Energy and Utilities Committee (April 17) and Senate Judiciary Committee (April 24) have scheduled hearings and votes on Senator Wiener’s S.B. 822, comprehensive legislation that would utilize the tools available to the...

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