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The New DMCA Rules Don’t Go Far Enough

Decrypting copyrighted materials is, according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, an illegal act. Yesterday, the Library of Congress issued a set of exemptions to the DMCA’s decryption ban, which many outlets, including Gizmodo , hailed as “victories” and “big wins.” They’re not. At best, the new rules allow people to do things they legally […]

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Watch This Hilarious Argument Over the Legal Definition of Photocopier

You know what a photocopying machine is, I know what a photocopying machine is, but this IT guy has decided he does not. This very real transcript from the Ohio Supreme Court follows seven minutes of absurd yet somehow perfectly logical arguments over what a photocopying machine really is—in legal terms. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Aereo Matters

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of the television networks versus Aereo, an innovative service that lets you stream broadcasts over the internet. How it’s decided could define the future of television, and how we watch it. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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You’re Not Allowed to Sue General Mills If You Like Them on Facebook

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the legal implications of liking something on Facebook, but you should. General Mills quietly updated its privacy policy so that doing things like using a coupon, entering a sweepstakes, or liking the brand means you can’t sue them. Really. Read more… Continue Reading from the […]

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