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Jamie Williams / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The Ninth Circuit says scraping in violation of a site's ToS is not a crime when taking the data itself is permitted, in recent Oracle v. Rimini case   —  Good news out of the Ninth Circuit: the federal court of appeals heeded EFF's advice and rejected an attempt by Oracle to hold …
Jan 12, 2018, 9:00 PM - In context

FBI docs show a six year probe into documentarian Laura Poitras closed after dozens of border searches finding no evidence of crime or national security threats   —  The government recently revealed for the first time that federal agents maintained an open investigation of our client …
Dec 8, 2017, 3:05 PM - In context

EFF says it's resigning from W3C after the standards org voted for browser DRM, a move hostile to archiving, accessibility, security research, more   —  In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,” …
Sep 20, 2017, 2:40 AM - In context

When internet intermediaries like GoDaddy, Google, and CloudFlare bar neo-Nazis, dangerous precedent is set for silencing legitimate voices   —  In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that …
Aug 18, 2017, 3:35 AM - In context

After controversial vote, W3C announces it will publish Encrypted Media Extensions, a type of DRM for web video, without protection for security researchers   —  Early today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions …
Jul 9, 2017, 1:20 AM - In context

Ernesto Falcon / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
US Copyright Office favored the MPAA and cable companies in the debate over TV set-top box rules, emails obtained through FOIA show   —  Months of aggressive lobbying by the MPAA and its allies at the Copyright Office gave them the result they desired  —  In the current debate …
Oct 26, 2016, 2:20 PM - In context

House approves FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, bill is expected to be signed by President Obama ahead of 50th anniversary of federal FOIA law next month   —  Congress has passed reforms to the Freedom of Information Act, which EFF hopes signals the beginning of a larger overhaul of the transparency law …
Jun 16, 2016, 5:45 AM - In context

Newspapers' Complaint to Consumer Agency Shouldn't Lead to Bans on Privacy Software   —  In an attack on ad-blocking software, the Newspaper Association of America filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission last week, asking the agency to ban a variety of functions, including …
Jun 10, 2016, 3:30 PM - In context

Report: How Arab governments use the law to silence expression online   —  The Crime of Speech  —  New EFF Report Maps Legal Threats to Free Expression in the Arab World  —  Freedom of expression is a universal right, but the specific threats to it vary widely from country to country and region to region.
May 1, 2016, 8:05 AM - In context

Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant sentenced to prison in Hanoi in renewed push against independent media and free expression   —  Vietnamese Bloggers Sentenced to Prison in a Renewed Crackdown on Free Expression  —  A prominent Vietnamese blogger and his assistant …
Mar 30, 2016, 12:50 PM - In context

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