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 entitled to issue a subpoena for an ISP to learn the identity of someone accused of copyright infringement, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
EFF, ISPs and other groups fought the subpoena power in 2003, but lost what it described as the first rounds of the court battle. Between August and September of 2003, [...]
The revelations of the large-scale Edward Snowden debacle that unfolded earlier this year is proving to be incredibly controversial, as some view him as a traitor and some view him as a saint. The story spiraled out of control as journalist Glenn Greenwald continued to release Snowden’s findings systematically, exposing the United States secret surveillance over the Internet through the National Security Agency (NSA).
Now that the world sees the NSA as a spying agency similar to that of the Orwellian dystopia that is 1984, internet users are starting to change their privacy behavior on the Internet to avoid prying eyes. According to a new international survey, 60 percent of [...]