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Bestselling Author Critiques Intellectual Property

If you're an independent filmmaker or dramatist, you may not have many chances to adapt the works of popular fiction writers. Intellectual property law doesn't make it easy, and the licensing fees alone can make approaching big name authors prohibitively expensive.
Jonathan Lethem, however, is one author who is...

Student Coders: Get Paid to Improve Tor & Defend Privacy Online

Are you a student who knows how to cut code or find security holes? Want to get paid to spend a summer working to defend anonymity online? Thanks to Google's Summer of Code, the Tor Project in collaboration with EFF have positions for several students as full-time developers for the...

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GoDaddy, Get a Backbone and Protect Your Users' Rights

A few weeks back, we wrote about how domain name registrar GoDaddy took offline Seclists.org based merely on an informal request and without providing any meaningful notice to the site's operator. Unfortunately, this isn't the only instance in which GoDaddy has carelessly ignored its users' rights.
In February,...

PATRIOT Act Apologist Site Didn't Get the Memo

Last week, the Department of Justice Inspector General's office released a damning report documenting the FBI abusing its powers under the PATRIOT Act and violating the law to collect Americans' telephone, Internet, financial, credit, and other personal records about Americans without judicial approval.
It appears that not everyone...

Webcasters, Listeners Fight Back Against Royalty Ruling

Online music radio stations may soon be in deep trouble due to a ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board. The ruling [PDF] means that the rates that most webcasters pay to license sound recordings will more than double over the next several years.
Most nonsubscription, noninteractive webcasters pay...

American Studios' Secret Plan to Lock Down European TV Devices

Hollywood's desire to force DRM on TV fans doesn't stop at the U.S. border -- an international consortium of television and technology companies is devising draconian anti-consumer restrictions for the next generation of TVs in Europe and beyond, at the behest of American entertainment giants.
EFF is the only...

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Open Government Gets Its Week in the Sunshine

This week is Sunshine Week -a gentle name for celebrating the serious business of uncoveringsecretive government practices. Taking its cue from the famous line byJustice Brandeis that "sunlight is ... the best of disinfectants", thisyear's Sunshine Week reflects on a year of continuing efforts to increasegovernment visibility, and a...

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