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BadVista and Digital Restrictions Management in action

http://www.eff.org

"Windows Vista gratuitously refused to record certain TV programs as a form of Digital Restrictions Management." -- via RMS website -- badvista in action: http://download.justinjas.com/broadcastflag.jpg

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Total power over execution of a program

http://www.stallman.org

RMS: «The EFF is fighting an attempt to twist copyright law to give the software developer total power over execution of the program. Victory in this case will not eliminate the practice of restricting how users run proprietary programs. It will only limit the developers to using contracts as the means. This will not make users free.

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Three Strikes, Three Countries: France, Japan and Sweden

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"The music and movie industries have been making a concerted attempt to introduce a "three strikes" rule for Net users in many countries simultaneously — pressuring ISPs to throw their customers offline, possibly permanently, if the rightsholders report that they have been infringing..."

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Sign the petition to stop copyright extension in EU

http://www.soundcopyright.eu

After their successful counter to software patents, the EFF is organizing another movement to stop copyright extension in the EU.
The first step is to sign the petition

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Support the House in the Last Stand Against Telecom Immunity!

http://action.eff.org

On February 12, the Senate passed a terrible surveillance bill granting immunity to lawbreaking telecoms, putting the House and Senate at the brink of a face-off. Show your support for the House to keep telecom immunity out of the final bill! Call or email your Senator now to stop telecom immunity!

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How Hollywood is trying to disrupt innovation

http://www.eetimes.com

"In high-technology markets, disruptive innovation is something to be taken as a given, like gravity. Businesspeople do their best to exploit it, avoid it or cope with it. Industry upstarts depend on it, while established companies fear it. But no one in the competitive world of high technology thinks they can stop disruptive innovation, any more than they can alter the laws of gravity. But what if you could? What if an industry could banish disruptive innovation, leaving only a "well-mannered marketplace" of incremental innovations that reinforced comfortable business models?

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Copyright Extensions and ISP Filtering: Breaking EU Culture, One Amendment at a Time

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"As you may recall, the European Parliament's forthcoming report on the Cultural Industries has become the latest target of lobbying by the recording industry. First, they attempted to insert language that advocated that European ISPs filter and block their own users on the basis of suspected infringement. As we explained to European Members of Parliament..."

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Unlocked Media

http://open.neurostechnology.com

"Neuros Technology, manufacturer of open-source powered, analog-to-digital video recorder hardware, is spearheading a new effort to educate consumers about" Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) "by establishing the 'Unlocked Media' brand..."

Via EFF http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2007/12/neuros-launches-unlocked-media-brand

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Music Industry Pressures EU Politicians for Filtered Internet

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"The music and film industry continues to pursue its idea of a politically "corrected" Internet - one that they imagine could protect their old business models without requiring any extra costs on their part. This time, the fix is Internet-wide filtering..."

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EFF Wins Reexamination of Bogus Patent

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Patent Office to Take Second Look at Meritless Claims Threatening Mobile Information Access. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won reexamination from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) of a bogus patent threatening mobile information access. The reexamination order is the third granted by the PTO after challenges from EFF's Patent Busting Project.

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Illegal Government Surveillance Opens Door to More Privacy Violations

http://binaryfreedom.info

"San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a congressional committee today that the government's illegal dragnet electronic surveillance opens the door to even more privacy violations for ordinary Americans..."

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EFF: E-voting

http://www.eff.org

Many states are hastily implementing flawed electronic voting machines and related election procedures.

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