A self-appointed group of MPs (the “All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade”) fronted by Ms. Champion made a call to ban “prostitution websites” throughout a Wednesday House of Commons debate. Conflating intercourse work with trafficking similar to their American counterparts, they claim web sites the place staff promote and display purchasers […]
Later this afternoon, members of the European Parliament will vote on a new set of copyright rules that supporters are hailing as a brand new daybreak for beleagured creatives and that critics are positive will spell doom for the web. The vote comes only a few weeks after one other set of apocalyptic guidelines often […]
When the EU’s legislative committee voted final month to advance a bizarre copyright proposal that will mandate mass industrial surveillance and censorship of the web, it was the start of the battle, not the tip.
The subsequent cease is a vote of the European Parliament itself, probably on July 5. From […]
Every three years, the US Copyright Office undertakes an odd ritual: they permit members of the general public to come back earlier than their officers and ask for the fitting to make use of their very own property in ways in which don’t have anything to do with copyright legislation. It’s a strange-but-true function […]
STARTTLS is an extension of the SMTP email-sending protocol, which turns insecure connections into safe ones with SSL certificates. In a nutshell, it units up a communications channel between two e mail servers, which encrypts an e mail on sending, after which decrypts it on arrival, guaranteeing the e-mail cannot be learn by different third-party […]
John Perry Barlow lived many lives: small-time Wyoming Republican operative (and regional marketing campaign director for Dick Cheney!), junior lyricist for the Grateful Dead, father-figure to John Kennedy Jr, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, inspirational tradition hero for the likes of Aaron Swartz and Ed Snowden (and, not by the way, me), semi-successful biofuels […]
There’s one week to go till an EU committee votes on a plan to “transform the internet into a tool for surveillance and control,” that may completely cement the place of American web giants like Google and Facebook, freezing out smaller web firms (and even giant nonprofits like Wikipedia) who lack the tens of […]
In one week, an EU committee will vote on a pair of extreme copyright proposals that may ban linking to information articles with out permission, and drive web platforms to spy on all the images, textual content, video, audio and code their customers publish, sending it to AIs designed to catch copyright infringement and […]
EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist and mayor of the internet John Perry Barlow died in February and left an unfillable gap.
Weeks earlier than his dying he and his co-author Robert Greenfield accomplished Mother American Night, his long-promised memoir. I simply ordered a duplicate; I might have accomplished that anyway, however Jesse […]
Every three years, the US Copyright Office lets the general public beg for restricted exemptions to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which bans bypassing DRM, even in your personal property, even for strictly authorized causes.
This 12 months, the Electronic Frontier Foundation proposed three exemptions, and tapped three science […]