The EFF Challenges the DMCA Anti-Circumvention Provision: A First Amendment Fight free-speechBy Priyanka Nawathe – Edited by Kayla Haran 17 U.S.C § 1201 – The Anti-Circumvention Provision Electronic Frontier Foundation Complaint In 1998, Congress enacted 17 U.S.C § 1201, better known as the anti-circumvention provision. This legislation prohibits bypassing technological measures that control access to a work and includes a process to create...
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Second Circuit Prohibits Extraterritorial Application of Stored Communication Act’s Warrant Provision 13399-surveillance_newsBy Filippo Raso – Edited by Shailin Thomas Microsoft v. US, Docket No. 14-2985 (2nd. Cir. July 14, 2016) Opinion hosted by DocumentCloud. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed in part, vacated in part, and remanded the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...
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Congresswoman Speier’s Revenge Pornography Bill: Crossing the First Amendment Line? SenateBy Priyanka Nawathe – Edited by Henry Thomas H. R. Bill - Intimate Privacy Protection Act of 2016 On July 14, 2016, Democratic House Representative Jackie Speier from California’s 14th Congressional District proposed the Intimate Privacy Protection Act (“IPPA”). This legislation is designed to criminalize the display of sexually explicit conduct or...
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ACLU Challenges Constitutionality of CFAA Provision That Threatens Online Discrimination Research aclu-logoBy Danielle Kehl – Edited By Kayla Haran 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...
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