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Copyright Sleuths May Be Targeting Universities

Posted on December 5th, 2015.

The growth of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks has enabled music and entertainment lovers to download content more easily. It has also created a windfall for copyright infringement lawsuits, with much of the activity focused on college students. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, a copyright owner is...

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The Empire Strikes Back: Google Refutes EFF Privacy Claims

Posted on December 4th, 2015.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google’s seemingly benign student Chromebook program is in fact a data privacy nightmare, in so many words. The complaint begins by noting that Google is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, which is an industry-wide...

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Career Hacker Fleeced by the FBI in Syracuse

Posted on April 21st, 2015.

Last Thursday, veteran hacker Chris Roberts made a huge mistake. He was enjoying the in-flight WiFi on a United Airlines flight from his home base in Denver to Syracuse, New York when he noticed that certain things were visible to him. Here’s the tweet heard ’round the world:

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EFF Wants a Fair Use-style DMCA Provision

Posted on February 22nd, 2015.

“When you buy a video game, you expect to be able to play it for as long as you want. You expect be able to play it with your kids many years from now if you want (well, maybe not Grand Theft Auto),” writes Harvard law student Kendra Albert. She, with the backing of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), is petitioning the...