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Technology Advocates Welcome House Proposal on Phone Unlocking

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, May 9 2013

Four members of the House have introduced new legislation that would permanently guarantee consumers the right to unlock their mobile devices by adjusting language of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a move welcomed by technology advocates. Read More

Seven Lessons from SOPA/PIPA/Megaupload and Four Proposals on Where We Go From Here

BY Yochai Benkler | Wednesday, January 25 2012

Yochai Benkler photo by Joichi Ito, CC-BY 2.0

A guest post from Yochai Benkler, who writes: "On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, a new model of politics succeeded in bringing to a halt legislation that had been pushed by some of the most powerful industry lobbies in Washington, which began its life with broad bi-partisan support in both chambers of Congress. The political calculus seems to have changed drastically this week, and we need to understand how to exploit and harness the changing winds to expand and lock in this initial victory." Read More

Ed Felten Takes Tinkering to the FTC

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 5 2010

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Documentarians Seek Relief from DMCA's Catch-22

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 11 2009

Documentary filmmakers are hopeful that a change in presidential administrations creates a window in which to sort out a conundrum over fair use, the Digitial Millennium Copyright Act, and copyright that can effectively ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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