Archive for October 12th, 2011

Dropping Digital Locks Can Decrease Piracy

Many readers have pointed a new report that concludes that the removal of digital locks can decrease piracy. The report notes that “in many cases, DRM restrictions prevent legal users from doing something as normal as making backup copies of their music. Because of these inconveniences, some consumers choose to […]

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October 12, 2011 27 comments Must Reads

How To Rein In Lawful Access

Christopher Parsons has an excellent op-ed on how to rein in the forthcoming lawful access bill.  Parsons points to four steps: (1) dedicated hearings on lawful access; (2) strong independent audit, oversight, and enforcement powers; (3) judicial oversight; and (4) sunset clauses.

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October 12, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

UK Report Finds ISPs “Exaggerate Costs of Data”

A new UK report on the open Internet finds that ISPs are prone to exaggerate the costs of data.

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October 12, 2011 3 comments Must Reads

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 7: Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, and foster recognition of these rights and liberties. Recognizing the link between copyright reform and civil liberties, it has highlighted concerns […]

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October 12, 2011 27 comments News