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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

Transparency Advocates Frustrated With House Appropriators' Plan To Make A Plan

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, May 30 2012

Open government advocates are up in arms over what appears to be another attempt by government bureaucrats to stall the move to enable bulk data downloads of legislative information online. Read More

Newt's Missing Tweets

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 24 2011

Vanity Fair's Juli Weiner finds that the pre-July 2010 Twitter posts of presidential possibility Newt Gringrich have been disappeared from the Internet. Now, I know what you're thinking: Ahh, but what about that Library ... Read More

Library of Congress Blinds Hill's Researchers to Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 6 2010

If a big takeaway from l'affair Wikileaks is that there's tremendous power in the networked world's ability to ripple out information, Steven Aftergood has a story on the flip-side of that power. Decisions about who gets ... Read More

Hating on Thomas.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 14 2010

As part of our continuing great debate about the worthiness of THOMAS.gov, the Library of Congress's online legislative information portal, David Moore of OpenCongress shares with me the opinion that as it stands, the ... Read More

Doubting THOMAS

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 13 2010

In an article recapping a recent Gov 2.0 get-together at Microsoft's Cambridge research center, the Boston Globe's Read More

"Libraries Don't Censor": Details on the Library of Congress' Twitter Plan

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 16 2010

Over on the American Prospect, Phoebe Connelly has a great interview with the director of digital preservation at the Library of Congress that suggests that Read More

The Library of Congress is Going to Archive Twitter. Why?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 14 2010

The Library of Congress just tweeted this: "Library to acquire ENTIRE Twitter archive -- ALL public tweets, ever, since March 2006! Details to follow." Read More