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By Walter Olson Frank Harty of the Iowa law firm Nyemaster Goode describes a new kind of employer headache arising from the Obama administration’s hardline enforcement efforts on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) front: …Common sense dictates that any medication that carries with it a warning that it “may cause drowsiness” or that the patient should “use caution” if operating machinery may pose a risk in the workplace. It is for this reas...
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Authors: Aaron Ross Powell The gratitude account of political obligations appears to suffer from a number of perhaps fatal difficulties. But the earlier discussion left unexamined one particular problem—a problem not unique to the argument from gratitude. Moreover, this issue–particularity–will trip up most of the remaining theories, as well. Here’s a refresher on gratitude: X benefited me somehow. This benefit places me in X’s debt (i.e., I feel...
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sunbird writes "At 16:00 ET on April 18, federal agents seized a server located in a New York colocation facility shared by May First / People Link and Riseup.net. The server was operated by the European Counter Network ("ECN"), the oldest independent internet service provider in Europe. The server was seized as a part of the investigation into bomb threats sent via the Mixmaster anonymous remailer received by the University of Pittsburgh that we...
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Broad copyright claims used to chill speech and threaten innovation? That's UnPossible!
Proponents of the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart PROTECT-IP often affect incredulity that anyone would
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By Patrick Steele, EFF Activist Intern CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (HR 3523), is the new bill threatening civil liberties moving quickly through the House. In the past, we've documented the numerous problems with the bill and with other cybersecurity legislation. Here is a list of organizations and influential people that expressed concerns about the dangerous civil liberties implications of the bill. Though e...
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[Video Link] Zach Weissmueller says: " I wanted to pass along Reason.tv's latest to you because I think it would be of interest, especially considering how outspoken Boing Boing was during the SOPA fight. The video is called Too Much Copyright, and I think the title explains it all. It features Ben Huh of Cheezburger as well as an MPAA lawyer arguing the pro-SOPA, internet regulation side." "This disconnect between the public's view of copyright ...
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This month's Techdirt book club book is Copyfraud, by Jason Mazzone. If you missed them, we published some excerpts (part I and part II) earlier this month, and hopefully some of you have had a chance to dig into the full book. Over on our Step2 platform we're collecting questions and voting on them to send to Mazzone to kick off the discussion, which we'll have in a couple of weeks. You can, of course, also ask questions in the comments to this ...
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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, on copyright legislation and the Internet: "Record labels have a very strong voice when it comes to arguing for their particular business model, which is in fact out of date. The result is that laws have been created which make out as if the only problem on the internet is teenagers stealing music. The world is bigger than that. The internet is bigger than the music industry. The economic impact of the internet is bi...
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UCLA Professor John Villasenor and I have this oped coming out in tomorrow’s Washington Post responding to calls for the Federal Aviation Administration to take action to protect privacy in the context in the context of regulating the domestic use of drones. It opens: In February, President Obama signed into law a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that requires the agency — on a fairly rapid schedule — to write rules op...
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ThinkGeek's Portal bookends are a wonderfully geeky way to keep your books from falling off the shelf. Great for the bookish gamers in your life. Portal Bookends (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
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Julian Sanchez is a Washington, D.C.–based writer and journalist. He is a research fellow at the Cato Institute—where he focuses on technology, civil liberties, and national security surveillance issues—and a contributing editor for Reason magazine.
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