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White House: "It's Time To Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking"

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, March 4 2013

Photo: Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano

The White House agrees that it shouldn't be a crime to unlock your cell-phone. Activists praise their response, and use it to kick off effort to fix a landmark digital copyright law. Read More

The Center For Copyright Information's New Chief Jill Lesser On Top ISPs' New "Copyright Alert" System

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, April 5 2012

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The Center for Copyright Information is an organization that was formed through a memorandum of understanding last September between the two biggest U.S. music and entertainment industry associations and the country's leading ISPs. The group is dedicated to implementing a cooperative effort it is calling the Copyright Alert System (“CAS”), with the hope of discouraging online copyright infringement through a series of online notifications. You can read more about the initial details of the system here. Its chief, Jill Lesser, is a veteran of the ongoing intellectual property clashes between content companies and Internet industry. In an edited Q&A with techPresident, she explains more about how ISPs and the content lobby hope the Copyright Alert System will work. Read More