Have you or someone you love been appointed to an important House technology subcommittee, despite being a total dumbass? If so, Fight for the Future is here to help.
Major movie studios are again trying to make a website they don’t like disappear without a trial. This time, the studios are asking for one court order to bind every domain name registrar, registry, hosting provider, payment processor, caching service, advertising network, social network, and bulletin board—in short,…
Last week the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) held their spring conference in San Diego, to share intelligence about the latest strategies for combatting “counterfeiting” (by which they mean trademark infringement) and “piracy” (by which they mean copyright infringement). EFF’s Jeremy Malcolm…
What a year for technology, what with all its tiny tablets and overhauled operating systems. But for every Nexus 7 triumph, a Nexus Q disaster reared its gruesome head. Here are the worst screw-ups the tech industry endured in 2012. Advanced warning: They're not for the faint of heart.
SOPA is dead, but its author, Lamar Smith, is still very much alive. In fact, he's just been named the head of Congress' Science, Space, and Technology Committee. That's very bad.
Today in things that will never happen, Republican Representative Darrell Issa has proposed a new bill called the Internet American Moratorium Act (IAMA) that would put a stop to any internet-related lawmaking for the next two years.
If you thought SOPA was dead, well, you'd be mostly right. Its bloated corpse, however, has been resurrected by hacker puppeteers for the valiant purpose of scamming people out of their cash.
TorrentFreak has posted a supposedly leaked presentation by the RIAA's chief lawyer that says that it defended SOPA and PIPA even though it knew the censorship legislation wouldn't be effective against music piracy. Is the RIAA for real or are they just covering their asses, and what does it mean for your freedom…
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was an EU treaty to protect copyright—but many feared that it was too restrictive and would in turn lead to online censorship. Fortunately the European Parliament has has just rejected the agreement. The internet lives to fight another day.
It's always nice when family has your back. So it should come as a great relief to hear that Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web, opposes recent controversial web freedom-limiting legislation such as SOPA and PIPA.
After playing a major role in defeating SOPA legislation, Reddit users decided to craft their own "Free Internet Act," which, they hoped, could be used as a far more liberal replacement bill.
After the Internet bandied up together and killed SOPA, you'd think the government would be a little weary of introducing SOPA-like bills less the Internet start a revolution and start calling out dumb politicians. Guess not though because it looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid still wants to censor the…
There's a new editor in chief of mainstream news.
Tom Brady—Patriots QB, NFL boy of gold, Gisele's hubby and Uggs slanger—is in the Super Bowl this year so he doesn't have to worry about where to watch the game. Last year though, Brady didn't play in the Super Bowl and had to watch it at home like the rest of us. What did he do? Well, Brady fired the game on an…
Following in the proud, wide, footsteps of SOPA and PIPA, the Senate is set to vote on another internet regulation bill this week—and the web is worrying already. Justified? Maybe. Unfortunately, the public isn't allowed to read it.
Another bill which would have violated the civil liberties of many—Hawaii's H.B. 2288 Internet Dossier bill—has been pulled off the table following public outrage. And for good reason; the law would have tracked every website Hawaiians visited, and likened that browsing history to a name and address. It opened the…
Before a few dense senators threatened to start shutting down websites without any semblance of due process, there was another SOPA: the Scottish Organic Producers Association. And unfortunately, this small band of farmers undeservingly found themselves on the receiving end of last week's public fury.
Senator Chuck Grassley, previously documented for his inability to express a coherent thought via World Wide Web, just had that burden removed: his Twitter account has been hacked. For the first time ever, his tweets make sense!
This game doesn't look like a lot of fun, does it? Unless you are an MPAA and RIAA executive, that is. They love all that handcuff roleplaying. [Based on the classic Black Monopoly board]
According to Cnet, House Rep. Lamar Smith—aka the most vocal proponent of the proposed SOPA legislation—just announced that the House will put the bill on hold. The move follows tuesdays SOPA blackout protest and the Senate's decision to postpone their vote on the corresponding PIPA bill.