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Hey Congress, stop trying to limit EFF's ability to challenge bad patents.
EFF recently won our challenge to invalidate claims of the “podcasting patent” using a procedure at the Patent Office called inter partes review. This procedure allowed us to challenge a patent that was being used to demand licenses from individual podcasters, even though EFF itself had never been threatened by the patent owner.
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Digital rights groups call for a solution to the rightsholder loophole in Canada's copyright notice system.
The notice and takedown provisions of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provide a streamlined way for copyright owners to remove material from the Internet. Now almost two decades after the law was passed, the DMCA takedown system has proved itself to be an utter disappointment.
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BMG is now a troll.
How sad.
Rightscorp has always been a shady operation.
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The 20 year extension of copyright in performances and recordings handed down by the Canadian Government yesterday came as a surprise, given the lack of public consultation that preceded it. Unless Canada reverses course, this sets a bad precedent for future copyright extensions in Canada—and in all the countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The announcement of the Canadian Government's plan to extend copyright terms for sound recordings came as a surprise when it was released in Canada's federal budget yesterday. The smooth stage management of the announcement has to be admired, accompanied as it was by pre-prepared soundbites from Canada's music A-list extolling the benefits of this handout.
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+Rob Juneau - Replace them all with better code:

while (1) { vote("no"); }

would be better than what we have now.
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Warrants for drones, storage limits for ALPR. Tell the Governor of Virginia to sign these protections into law today.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is just two signatures away from sweeping surveillance reform. It’s time for Gov. Terry McAuliffe to lead the nation in protecting our privacy with limits on drones, automatic license plate readers (ALPR), and other invasive emerging technologies.
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Virginia is two signatures away from sweeping surveillance reform. Tell Gov. Terry McAuliffe to sign the bills today. 
The Commonwealth of Virginia is just two signatures away from sweeping surveillance reform. It’s time for Gov. Terry McAuliffe to lead the nation in protecting our privacy with limits on drones, automatic license plate readers (ALPR), and other invasive emerging technologies.
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Can't we have are own life's back without always being watched like lab rats main highways maybe Walmart target or shopping centers and schools but are family life's must be able to stay private what the hell I thank all police should have cams on persons as mandatory so they can stop all this hurting people and killing people or being verbualy abusive so they can't get away with hurting any more same money at the level of arresting people shouldn't have to be scarce of the police officers anymore with people who have mental issues and be able to treat us like we are dirt watch the video's on the internet it well make u sick and of course if you are having someone yelling at you hard enuff they are spitting on you to try to get you to talk hell if our own govener of fla can plead the fith 75times at one deposistion why can't we do it when you get scremmed at like a dog there scare tactics to the point of people shaken into a manic attic then telling u someone is going to jail when your truck has been broken down fore two hours in the heat and you have been deamed disabled loo. present your hoods up I would guess you were also sitting in a private parking lot and you haven't had your meds for over seven hours and your bypolar and postmanic stress disorder meds can make you level your brain prozack can and the other is a narcodic so you wanna try your best not to drive on them unless you take as directed by Dr or label try not to take any of these meds unless you can help it
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Congress is pushing for more surveillance—under the guise of cybersecurity proposals.
EFF, Access, and a coalition of other digital rights organizations have launched a campaign opposing legislative attempts to make information sharing between companies and the government easier.  The 5 bills—touted as cybersecurity bills—would provide legal avenues for Internet companies to share unprecedented amounts of data with the US government, often with few protections for private information that may be included in these data dumps.
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Well, we did sell that massive surveillance aggregator software to China, like, a decade ago, so I guess this is, like, karma or something.
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Sen. Ron Wyden claims that the Fast Track bill he co-sponsored to rush approval for secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will help protect the free and open Internet.

Sen. Wyden has long been a staunch defender of the Internet and users—which is why his stance on Fast Track and the TPP is so disappointing.
Sen. Ron Wyden took to Wired yesterday to argue that the Fast Track bill he co-sponsored to rush approval for trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will help protect the free and open Internet. Sen.
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#TPPSucks! This dirty legislation is not for me. #FastTrack is most likely to derail overtime.
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New York has the chance to pass the country's first Fair Repair bill. In NY? check it out, and email your lawmakers in support.
If you're trying to tinker with repair or even recycle your electronics—whether it's a computer, a tablet, or a toaster—you increasingly face two major hurdles. The first, bizarrely enough, is copyright law. See, you may own your device, but you probably just rent, or license, the software that runs it, and that license will come with all sorts of legal and technological restrictions. That particular problem has been getting a lot of attention in...
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Anything I buy, is MY property, and I WILL DO AS I SEE FIT WITH MY PROPERTY....NO PERMISSIONS REQUIRED!!
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The FAA is set to enact restrictive rules that will make it difficult to operate drones for reporting, educational, and artistic purposes. Act now to tell the FAA: don't ground good drones!
EFF has long warned against the dangers
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You ground good drones, your bug gets it.
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EFF's statement on Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's attempt at renewing Section 215 of the Patriot Act. 

TLDR: No!

https://www.eff.org/es/deeplinks/2015/04/eff-opposes-senate-leader-mcconnells-section-215-reauthorization
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Intelligence Committee Chair Senator Richard Burr introduced S. 1035 last night. The bill reauthorizes Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act—the provision used by the NSA to collect innocent Americans' everyday calling records—until 2020.
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When it comes time to vote, remember who stands up for your freedoms and who doesn't.
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Does Internet.org mean more access to information in Latin America, or more data on Latin Americans for Facebook?
During the VII Summit of the Americas held in Panama from 10 to 11 April, presidents from several Latin American countries, including the Panamanian host
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The New York Times just won a Pulitzer for its reporting on lobbying of state officials—including an MPAA effort to revive SOPA.
A New York Times series on secretive corporate lobbying of state attorneys general has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting today. The entire series does important digging on an area of political influence that's generally less transparent than Congressional lobbying.
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Admittedly it is important that people know about this, however it's like reporting that water is wet...
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Defending your civil liberties in a digital world.
Introduction
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 150,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public.

EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight—and win—more cases.