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The Internet is Broke?

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. Our internet is broken. What is up with this new bill that gives the government the power to internet providers to block certain websites, or give the power to the Entertainment Industry? Look, I understand that with the economy and the pirating […]

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Justin Bieber could go to jail for 5 years?

A new bill in Congress makes posting a video containing any copyrighted work a felony with up to 5 years in prison.   But wait… didn’t Justin Bieber get famous by posting YouTube videos of himself singing copyrighted R&B songs? Yep.             Gomez herself could potentially face jail time for […]

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The shocking strangeness of our 25 year old digital privacy law

Sen. Mark Kirk at the Retro Tech Fair this week   Twenty-five years after it was passed, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act still governs much of our privacy online, and the Center for Democracy and Technology argues that ECPA needs an overhaul. The opinions in this post do not necessarily reflect our views here.   […]

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The Amanda Knox Case

  If you watch crime dramas, you’ll be forgiven for the impression that DNA evidence makes an airtight case. And if you do have that impression, you might be confused about the internationally famous case of American Amanda Knox, convicted of murdering her British roommate in Perugia, Italy in 2007. After all, the prosecution’s case was based […]

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