internet
Now It’s Europe’s Turn to Fight For Net Neutrality

Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adopt new rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of Internet data, and charging content providers for access to an Internet “fast lane.” Read More >>

security
China’s DDoS Attacks Used Unencrypted Websites to Hijack Browsers

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country’s internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users’ web browsers into Denial of Service tools. Read More >>

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Facebook Clarified its Policies. Now How About Fixing Them?

Facebook recently updated its community standards. As the company noted in the announcement accompanying the change, their "policies and standards themselves are not changing," but that they wanted to provide more clarity to a set of existing rules that have often been misunderstood by users. Read More >>

film
Ed Snowden Film Citizenfour Awarded Oscar for Best Documentary in 2014

Citizenfour, Laura Poitras's riveting documentary about Edward Snowden's efforts to shed light on gross surveillance abuses by the United States government and its partners, just won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Read More >>

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Here’s a Festive Crossword About 2014’s IP and Copyright News

Over the last 12 months, IP spectators saw a lot of action in the arena of copyright and related law. We would tell you all about it, but that would be cheating. Read More >>

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It’s Perfectly Legal to Tell People How to Remove DRM in the US

Telling users how to strip the DRM from their legally purchased ebooks is not contributory copyright infringement in the US, according to a ruling last month by a federal judge in New York. Read More >>

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Google News is Closing in Spain Because of Copyright Law

Google has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the Spanish version of Google News, effective from December 16, 2014. Read More >>

privacy
Fact vs Fiction: The 225-Year-Old All Writs Act and Encryption

Following recent reports in the Wall Street Journal and Ars Technica, there's been new interest in the US government's use of a relatively obscure law, the All Writs Act. Read More >>

internet
Censoring the Web Isn’t the Solution to Terrorism—it’s the Problem

In politics, as with internet memes, ideas don't spread because they are good: they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is to censor the web. Read More >>