Tag Archives: EFF

Backpage Execs Arrested Because Pimping Isn’t Speech

On October 6, the CEO of Backpage.com Carl Ferrer, along with former executives Michael Lacy and James Larkin, were arrested in California on charges alleging involvement in prostitution, including conspiracy to commit pimping of a minor.  The classified ad site … Continue reading

Posted in Law & Policy | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

FCC Set-Top Box Proposal Is About Copyright

Let’s clear one thing up right off the bat. Consumers are not entitled to high-quality TV programming.  It’s a business. If that business doesn’t make sense, the shows won’t be produced. I know that seems obvious, but as with so … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright, Law & Policy | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Prison for password sharing? Not likely.

After a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a number of blogs and articles appeared with headlines announcing that it is now a federal crime if, for instance, your kid uses your Netflix password.  While that kind of headline … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Culture, Law & Policy | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

EFF Launches New TPP Infographic

So, this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched its new infographic (stress on graphic) still pitching the idea that it is the IP provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement that are of the gravest concern.  The EFF states on their site that … Continue reading

Posted in Law & Policy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

What Exactly Does the EFF Want?

As stated in my post announcing a voluntary agreement between MPAA and domain-name service Donuts, both rights holders and digital rights proponents should applaud this kind of B2B approach to mitigating online piracy.  That doesn’t mean I thought the latter … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright, Piracy | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments