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An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress

https://www.eff.org

Today, a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate respectively.

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Cell Phone Tracking Software Scandal

http://www.prnewswire.com

« WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firms of Sianni & Straite LLP of Wilmington, DE, Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy LLP of Edison, NJ, and Keefe Bartels L.L.C. of Red Bank, NJ, have today filed a class action complaint in Federal Court in Wilmington, Delaware related to the unprecedented breach of the digital privacy rights of 150 million cell phone users.

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U.S. Continues to threaten Internet freedom

http://english.pravda.ru

Incredible - 800,000 signatures in a few days, Congress is dithering and a senator will vote to block the reading of our petition for a few hours! Let's get 1 million - sign the petition...

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EU Court of Justice: Censorship in Name of Copyright Violates Fundamental Rights

https://www.laquadrature.net

The European Court of Justice just rendered a historic decision in the Scarlet Extended case, which is crucial for the future of rights and freedoms on the Internet.

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Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation

https://wfc2.wiredforchange.com

As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's domain name system (DNS). The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to redirect or dump users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs.

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GPL upheld in Berlin case

http://www.itwire.com

A manufacturer of DSL routers has lost a case against a maker of web-filtering software in a Berlin court. The case revolved around the GNU General Public Licence.

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Study: Patent trolls cost a half a trillion dollars in "lost wealth"

http://www.h-online.com

Since 2004 that exploitation has increased, with litigation by NPEs rising from around 500 cases per year to 2600 in 2010.patent trolls

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ACTA Signed by 8 of 11 Countries - Now What?

https://www.eff.org

On Saturday October 1st, eight countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea) signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan.

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Defend Our Internet Rights

http://act2.freepress.net

Corporate hardliners in the Senate are rushing to push through a measure to give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet.

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Will ACTA Be Killed in the EU?

http://www.laquadrature.net

ACTA will lead to a situation where the decision of whether a given content and its use are legal or not is no longer in the hands of a judge, but falls under an automated censorship regime programmed by private parties. As a result, fair use and the right to a fair trial will be crushed.

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Will the European Parliament Give Up On Protecting a Free Internet?

http://www.laquadrature.net

Evidence is already widely available that European operators engage in harmful practices, as demonstrated by citizen reports of dozens of breaches to Net neutrality on the RespectMyNet.eu platform.

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RespectMyNet: Name and Shame Operators' Attempts to Control the Net

http://www.laquadrature.net

This platform, RespectMyNet.eu, will present EU lawmakers with the evidence they keep denying: there is an urgent need to legislate against Net Neutrality violations, which harm fundamental freedoms as well as innovation and competition.

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Urge the EU Parliament to Stand For Net Neutrality

http://www.laquadrature.net

Make your voice heard to ensure that your EU representatives make a strong commitment for a free and open Internet against pressure from the telecoms industry.

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Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide

https://www.eff.org

The noxious 'Cybercrime Treaty' is springing up like Patterson's Curse at locations dotted all along the Information Superhighway and threatens to turn it into an Information SuperSpyway.

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Spotify is Defective by Design

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Our conclusion: Spotify is using DRM to prevent things legally permitted even by overly strict US copyright law, making Spotify defective by design.

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