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Filesharing and National Security

You must be asking yourself: who would be dumb enough to attack P2P for supposed problems with national security? The answer, as it so often is: Congress, that's who's dumb enough.

Tivoization: A Creeping Menace? or Not A Big Deal, Really?

The latest version of the GPL waffles on the question of user modification of software in consumer products. But what should they have done?

China Pwns Teenage Gamers

New rules force Chinese internet gaming companies to tell their underaged users to get up off the couch already. The regulations do not, however, address showering or drinking caseloads of Mountain Dew.

E-Voting Screwup Puts Medical Marijuana Back On The Ballot

After election officials in Alameda County let e-voting data disappear before a recount could be conducted, the court puts the proposition back on the ballot.

The Auction That Could Free the Internet

The FCC's 700 MHz auction could open up internet access to everyone, or it could cement the broadband and cable companies' stranglehold.

Copyright Infringement Hits Second Life

One fake person sues another fake person over a nonexistent object. You can find a way to get anything into court.

Better Know A Statute: 47 U.S.C. § 230

The inaugural part of our Better Know A Statute series welcomes the esteemed Communications Decency Act Section 230, granting immunity since 1996.

FWD: The Fourth Amendment and Your Email

The government can't snoop in your email without probable cause (at least in Ohio) (at least for now).