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Defending Users in NAFTA 2.0: Who Are We Up Against?

After three rounds of negotiations, with a fourth coming up fast, we are still in the early days of NAFTA 2.0. In particular, the fight over copyright in NAFTA is just beginning, with the United States submitting its opening bid for the Intellectual Property chapter just last week. What does...
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The Fight Over SESTA: Keeping Marginalized Voices Online

RSVP We all rely on online communities to work, socialize, and learn. From the largest social media site to the smallest community message board, online platforms are central to our right to assemble and speak out. But there’s a new proposal in Congress that would put those communities in...

3 Bills Gov. Jerry Brown Should Sign Right Now

Oct. 11, 2017 Update: Gov. Brown vetoed A.B. 811, regarding Internet access for youth in detention and foster care. Read our statement here. Each day, California Gov. Jerry Brown releases a list of 30-40 bills that he's signed—and those that he’s vetoed. When all is said and done...

Stop the Border Surveillance Bills

UPDATE: EFF also opposes H.R. 3548. Like S. 1757, it would expand border surveillance with biometric, drone, and ALPR technologies. The bill, styled the Border Security for America Act, was introduced by Rep. McCaul in July. EFF opposes a new federal bill that would dramatically expand dragnet biometric...
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Sex Trafficking Experts Say SESTA Is the Wrong Solution

As Congress considers passing an Internet censorship bill in the name of fighting sex trafficking, groups that work closely with trafficking victims have been warning Congress that the bill could put trafficking victims in even more danger. It’s essential that lawmakers listen to those groups before passing a law that...

Fair Use Debate at BYU Copyright Symposium

EFF's Mitch Stoltz, along with Blake Reid of the University of Colorado, will be doing a debate about fair use in copyright as part of a two-day symposium. They will be debating Mickey Osterreicher of the National Press Photographers Association and IP attorney Ned Rosenthal. The conference runs November 2-3...

California Data Demo Day

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a co-sponsor of the Data Coalition's third annual California Data Demo Day on Thursday, Oct. 19th, at the Capitol Event Center in Sacramento. As the Data Coalition explains: Across California, state agencies and local governments are modernizing the way they manage information. By collecting and...

Live Blog: House Discusses Section 230

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