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U.S. Government Seizes 82 Websites: Draconian Future

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If the United States government increases interference in critical DNS infrastructure to police alleged copyright infringement, it is very likely that a large percentage of the Internet will shift to alternative DNS mechanisms that are located outside the US.

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Being US-centric does not serve GNOME Foundation well

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itwire.com: The GNOME Foundation has been forced to change the rules for a design contest it is holding after one of its members objected to the exclusion of certain countries.
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MPAA Boss Defends Censorships With Blatantly False Claims

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"They're called rogue sites, and they exist for one purpose only: to make a profit using the Internet to distribute the stolen and counterfeited goods and ideas of others."

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More Countries React To ACTA; Brazil Says ACTA Is Illegitimate

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A Brazilian official said that the agreement was not legitimate, negotiated by a closed group without considering all of the issues at play.

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Not Being Able To Spy On Everyone Online Is A Feature, Not A Bug

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Designing for surveillance means, more or less by definition, designing a less secure, more vulnerable infrastructure.

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Victory: Internet Censorship Bill is Delayed, For Now

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A markup on SJC Chairman Leahy’s IP infringement bill was postponed late Wednesday, as staffers anticipated the chamber would finish legislative work and adjourn for recess before the hearing could commence.

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Government Seeks Back Door Into All Our Communications

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The New York Times reported this morning on a Federal government plan to put government-mandated back doors in all communications systems, including all encryption software.

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Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits

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These trolls are threatening the future of all aggregation sites. Every article will have to be checked before posting to insure that they don't secretly hold a copyright.

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ACTA Action: Call on Obama to end the secrecy, reject the treaty

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The US government still hasn't gotten the message. President Obama and his administration are blocking release of the full text of ACTA. They don't want the public to know what the negotiators are up to, because they know we wouldn't stand for it.

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Righthaven's Brand of Copyright Trolling

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Righthaven is going after bloggers using text news stories for comment or discussion.

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DOJ Pushing to Expand Warrantless Access to Internet Records

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This morning's Washington Post reveals that the Department Of Justice has been pressuring Congress to expand its power to obtain records of Americans' private Internet activity through the use of National Security Letters (NSLs).

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ACTA leaks - but secret squirrel stays secret

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Just who is the bad apple at the ACTA negotiations, excluding the public and forcing discussions between the parties to be held in secret?

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Court Fails to Protect Privacy of Whistleblower's Email

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This court decision should provide a wake-up call for all those planning to store documents in the so-called "cloud".

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EFF Urges Court to Block Dragnet Subpoenas Targeting Online Commenters

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this week served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters.

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The Internet Responds to ASCAP's Deceptive Claims

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In recent years, they've demanded fees from the Girl Scouts Of America for singing songs around a campfire, as well as from consumers for using unauthorized ring-tones in their cell-phones.

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