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Romney’s Video Reinstated to YouTube After Copyright Infringement Claim

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YouTube pulled down then replaced Mitt Romney’s campaign spot “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” apparently finding a copyright infringement claim by BMG Rights Management to be baseless. The dispute was over a clip of President Obama’s crooning of a line of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. BMG owns the rights […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 25th, 2012 at 10:12 am

EFF Will Represent The Oatmeal Founder

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Here’s a quick update on last week’s post about the ongoing legal kerfuffle between The Oatmeal and Funnyjunk, which has morphed into a lawsuit by Funnyjunk’s lawyer on his own behalf against The Oatmeal creator Matt Inman: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)  has announced that it will represent Inman in the “bizarre lawsuit targeting the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 26th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Government Seeks Twitter Info of Occupy Wall Street Protester

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Hanni Fakhoury of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written an excellent account of the story of Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protester who was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct on October 1, 2011 on the Brooklyn Bridge — and whose Twitter account information is being sought by the government. As Fakhoury reports, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 22nd, 2012 at 12:36 pm

EFF Raises Privacy Concerns About AIM Upgrade

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AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has released an upgrade, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has recommended that AIM users “not switch to the new version, as it introduces important privacy-unfriendly features.” Why the concern from the EFF? According to the statement, the new system “started storing more logs of communications and . . . apparently […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 4th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Internet Law,Privacy

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Dump GoDaddy Day Movement Picks Up Momentum

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Mashable reports that Reddit user SelfProdigy’s declaration that December 29 should be Dump GoDaddy Day is gaining momentum across the online community. The suggestion is based on frustration with GoDaddy’s initial support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which is making its way through Congress. The proposed provisions of the anti-piracy SOPA are […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 27th, 2011 at 9:04 am

Posted in Internet Law,Legislation

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U.S. Copyright Office: Jailbreaking Your Smartphone is Legal

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) does not bar jailbreaking your smartphone, according to the U.S. Copyright Office. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had asked for a clarification regarding the anti-circumvention clause of the DMCA, which prohibited users from going around technical locks on phones to install and use third party applications not sanctioned by […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 27th, 2010 at 10:17 am

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Under Attack – By Just About Everyone

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Finally something Google, Microsoft, AOL, the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Americans for Tax Reform can agree on! These companies, privacy advocates, and thinktanks are all members of the Digital Due Process coalition, which is pushing for Congress to overhaul the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) enacted in 1986, well before the Internet surge; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

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