a list of CDs from Sony-BMG that have been protected by their deeply flawed DRM scheme: Are You Infected by Sony-BMG’s Rootkit? I wonder if any of the affected artists (Trey Anastasio in particular) would have any comment?
that I hope few will actually have to use: EFF’s Legal Guide for Bloggers.
from the US Ninth Circuit: it affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favour of Grokster in MGM v Grokster. The EFF represented Streamcast (makers of Morpheus P2P software) and Fred von Lohmann has also an analysis of what the court found. “…perhaps most important, the Court observed that, in the long run, a competive, unfettered market for innovation ends up helping copyright owners (even if it doesn’t help today’s entertainment industry oligopolists).” Good stuff all around.
The Patent Busting Project. “The new EFF initiative seeks to document these threats [to small organizations targeted by holders of bad patents] and fight back against them. EFF has pledged to file “re-examination” requests with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), asking the agency to revoke patents that are having negative effects on Internet innovation and free expression.”