Blog Posts Tagged with "Copyright"


Closing the Vault Door

December 18, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup

For those of you who have appreciated The Leaking Vault series of data breach reports, I have some sad news. As I was days away from releasing the third installment, I received an email from Brian Martin with the Open Security Foundation stating that I do not have permission to use their data without a license...

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Calling on Congress: Time to Fix Copyright

December 13, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

It shouldn't be controversial to demand evidence-based policies in the copyright space. But Congress has failed to engage in an informed discussion over which copyright policies advance the public interest, and which ones cause harm. That's why we're supporting our friends at Fight for the Future...

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TPP: Why it Matters in the USA

December 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We live in an interconnected world, and America's actions on the world stage affect us strongly here at home. Take action now to demand that the U.S. government open up the TPP drafts to the public, and that the government negotiate for your interests - not the entertainment companies'...

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Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP

November 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

As TPP talks trudge along with ever more Pacific nations participating in the meetings, our alarm over its intellectual property (IP) provisions has only grown. The IP language in this intricate trade agreement would harm users’ digital rights in profound ways, such as pressuring ISPs to become Internet cops...

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TPP and its Impact on Digital Freedom

September 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Disciplines related to IPR could impact how people gain access to the Internet and could constrain what people may say online or how they can collaborate and share content. It is imperative that the IPR chapter of the proposed TPP agreement not inappropriately constrain online activity..."

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Congress Demands Answers for DHS Domain Name Seizures

September 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

After a year control over was handed back to the owners with no apology and no explanation. It is disturbing enough that DHS has been acting as the tax-funded hired gun of the content industry, but, even more horrifying it censored the wrong targets for no good reason...

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Lockheed Martin's Rip-0ff of Your IP - By Contest Entry

September 08, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Lockheed Martin has announced a contest which awards $50,000 to the winners of "Innovate The Future Challenge: How Might We Enable A More Secure Future For Our Planet?". They want you to share your ideas on how to solve that for free. Sound good? You'd better read the fine print...

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The Rise of the Virtual-Plagiarist

August 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Amazon is a prime feeding ground for the virtual-plagiarist given that Amazon makes a profit off everything sold, and they have no incentive to stop such practices as it would affect their profitability. Amazon takes a kid-gloves approach to plagiarism. That is all the more true for virtual-plagiarized text...

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Internet Users Again Shut Out of Secret TPP Negotiations

July 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We don’t know what’s in the current version of the TPP’s IP chapter - the public has only seen a leaked version. Given what we've seen in this leak, we have every right to be furious that representatives are negotiating an agreement that will harm online expression, privacy, and innovation on the Internet...

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OpJapan: Anonymous vs. Japan and its War on Piracy

June 27, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

"Anonymous strongly believes that the implementation of this law will... solve nothing. To the government of Japan and the Recording Industry Association of Japan, you can now expect us the same way we have come to expect you in violating our basic rights to privacy and to an open internet..."

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No Copyrights on APIs: Judge Defends Interoperability and Innovation

June 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Judge Alsup, a coder himself, got it right when he wrote that “copyright law does not confer ownership over any and all ways to implement a function or specification of any and all methods used in the Java API.” It's a pleasure to see a judge so fundamentally understand the technology at issue...

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Social Media Seeks Control Through TOS Enforcement

May 21, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

So far, social media companies have only sought to squash undesirable behavior on their platforms from third party commercial entities, such as spammers or those seeking password sharing, but in the future such litigation could be viable against individual users...

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Law Professors Cast Further Doubt on ACTA's Constitutionality

May 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

At issue is whether the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) had authority to enter into the controversial IP enforcement agreement on behalf of the United States when the Deputy U.S. Trade Ambassador signed ACTA in October 2011...

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Five Concerns Surrounding Pinterest

May 10, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

At the current time, there are no privacy or security settings similar to Facebook or Google Plus, and boards cannot be made private, similar to customized Facebook lists or customized Google Plus circles. The bottom line is that anyone with Internet access can view your boards...

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A Scanning Tool or a Tool Scanning?

March 26, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What is worrying is that the scanner online at has no restrictions on it as to who it may scan, just put in an IP or domain name and click to hit some systems using this site. That’s right Mark Zuckerberg, you now can see if is easily pwn-able...

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Anonymous Hacks and Defaces FTC Websites

February 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed credit for hacking and defacing several Federal Trade commission (FTC) websites in protest of the US government's support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)...

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