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March 12th, 2008

Flawed Anti-Phishing Bill Confuses

Reported by The Electronic Frontier Foundation;
A Free Speech Double Whammy: Flawed Anti-Phishing Bill Would Dilute Trademark Fair Use and Anonymity Protections
“Congress is contemplating a so-called “Anti-Phishing Consumer Protection Act” (APCPA) that takes an odd view of consumer protection. In the name of stopping phishing schemes, Senator Olympia Snowe has introduced S. 2661, a bill that […]

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January 29th, 2008

The ABA Wants To Keep This A Secret From Us!

Which is exactly why I’m going to pass it on…
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, specifically Corynne McSherry and Eric Goldman, posted this today;
ABA IP Section Quietly Considering Anti-Consumer Proposals to Regulate Keyword Advertising
Think quickly! Don’t look down and then tell me what you think it is…
Anti-Consumer proposals to regulate keyword advertising? Who would do such a […]

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November 29th, 2007

Telecom Credo - Throw Money At It!

EFF Wins Fast-Track Release of Telecom Lobbying Records
Judge Cancels Friday Hearing, Orders Government to Comply by December 10
“San Francisco - Late Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won the speedy release of telecom lobbying records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
The agency was ordered to comply with a new December 10 […]

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November 1st, 2007

Fair Use Principles

Under the sub-title “Six Concrete Guidelines Aim to Balance Free Speech Rights and Copyright” the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and “a coalition of leading public interest groups issued a “Fair Use Principles” document that sets out six concrete guidelines designed to minimize the collateral damage that copyright enforcement efforts may inflict on video creators who […]

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