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Don't Let Europe Turn Its Citizens into Copycriminals!

On April 24th, the European Parliament will vote on IPRED2, the Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive. With one stroke, they risk turning thousands of innocent EU citizens and businesses into copycriminals.
If IPRED2 passes in its current form, "aiding, abetting, or inciting" copyright infringement "on a commercial scale"...

Is MySpace Safe for Kids?

Does the increased use of social networking sites by children lead to increased risk? Concern about online predators and pornography has led some politicians and law enforcement officials to call for unreasonable restrictions on public access to these sites.
But is the perception of increased risk accurate? How much...

Sensible Data Retention Policies Help Prevent RIAA Harassment

The latest development in the RIAA's long-running filesharing shakedown campaign--demanding colleges and universities forward "pre-litigation" settlement offers to their students--has placed academic institutions in an untenable position. If they don't pass on the letters or even make them available to students, they are arguably harming those students by depriving them...

Mossberg on the DMCA

I don't always agree with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, but his latest video missive (there is a print version, too) hits the nail right on the head:
"What we need is a new law from Congress, a law written from the perspective of the consumer...

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