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Son Of ACTA (But Worse): Meet TPP, The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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Given the mounds of evidence suggesting that over protection via such laws is damaging to the economy, this is immensely troubling, and once again shows how the USTR is making policy by ignoring data. This is scary.

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How Software Patents Will Ruin the World

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Instead of finally achieving financial success and changing the world with his software, Raul finds himself faced with a lawsuit, unless he pays steep licensing fees for patent usage rights.

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EU's Main ACTA Supporter Caught Lying About ACTA

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As a few folks have submitted, EU Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht -- the main EU politician backing ACTA -- has been caught lying about ACTA.

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Not Neutrality

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The chairman chose to ignore the voices of more than 2 million people who have urged Washington to support real and lasting Net Neutrality protections. His rule, for the first time in history, allows discrimination over the mobile Internet, paving the way for widespread industry abuses.

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The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time

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The good news is that the Federal Communications Commission has the power to issue regulations that protect net neutrality. The bad news is that draft regulations written by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski don't do that at all. They're worse than nothing.

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Deep Packet Inspection Firms Trying To Turn Net Neutrality Satire Into Reality

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It's been around for a few years, but those of you who follow the net neutrality debate may have seen the following "example" here or there of what various ISPs would like to do to the internet if they could:

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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

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Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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House Reps Take Stand for Real Net Neutrality

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As so many in Congress take their cues from powerful phone and cable companies, it’s refreshing to see several representatives go against the grain to take a principled stand on behalf of Internet users.

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Red Hat joins charge to fend off patent madness

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If the ruling is upheld, it would almost certainly stifle software innovation on a global scale and make development the preserve of corporations with large legal departments and their own patent arsenals available for countersuing.

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Not-So-Gentle Persuasion: US Bullies Spain into Website Blocking Law

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But now some of the cables provided by WikiLeaks to Spanish newspaper El Pais confirm that the US government has pushed other countries to adopt measures that go beyond US law, unleashing the fury of Spanish Internet users.

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Administrative Net Censorship adopted in France; Pedophiles unworried

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The rejection of judiciary supervision clearly illustrates the will of the executive branch to control the Internet.

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EFF Victory: Email Privacy Protected by Fourth Amendment

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In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers.

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ACTA: Updated Analysis of the Final Version

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By putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves. Such a private police and justice of the Net is incompatible with democratic imperatives and represent a real threat for fundamental freedoms.

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Internet community incensed at 'government-only" Internet governance review

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Global Internet bodies are incensed by a United Nations review of Internet governance that will be conducted solely by government representatives. They are urging people to sign a petition calling for a more widely representative review

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More than 80 Groups Demand Real Net Neutrality

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More than 80 organizations and businesses are today urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to enact real Net Neutrality rules, not the empty compromise the chairman has proposed.

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