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California DMV Discuss Rules on Autonomous Vehicles

DOJ Release Guidelines on CFAA Prosecutions

Illinois Supreme Court Rule in Favor of State Provisions Requiring Disclosure of Online Identities of Sex Offenders

Research Shows Concerns for Crucial Infrastructure Information Leaks

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The EFF Challenges the DMCA Anti-Circumvention Provision: A First Amendment Fight

By Priyanka Nawathe – Edited by Kayla Haran

On July 21, 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the United States government to overturn DMCA Section 1201, commonly referred to as the anti-circumvention provision. The EFF argues that this provision, designed to prevent circumvention of “technological protection measures,” actually chills research and free speech, and thus is a violation of the First Amendment.

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The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) announced in June that it is challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (2008). In a suit against the Department of Justice, the ACLU argues that the decades-old anti-hacking law violates the First Amendment by preventing researchers from investigating whether computer programs are being used to discriminate against people by race, age, or gender.

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Posted On Jul - 13 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Supreme Court grants certiorari to Samsung on design patent damages

Justice Department announces indictments of seven Iranians for state-sponsored cyberattacks

Civil liberties group warns of NYC’s newest surveillance network: free public Wi-Fi

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Federal Circuit Flash Digest

By Patrick Gallagher – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

TOR Project Head Alleges FBI Paid Carnegie Mellon for Hack in Connection with Silk Road 2.0 Investigation

DOJ Decides Not to Support FCC in Efforts to Preempt States Laws Limiting Municipal Broadband Projects

D.C. Court of Appeals Permits Continuation of Bulk Domestic Phone Data Collection

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Posted On Nov - 21 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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