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File-Sharers Have Right to Anonymous Speech, Court Hears

Earlier this year a group of large ISPs including Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner and Cox took a stand in one of the many mass-BitTorrent lawsuits pending in U.S. courts. The ISPs appealed a district...

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Net News No Comments

Hey Hadopi, You’re Breaking The Law. We Made “Three Strikes” Illegal Across All Europe.

In 2009, the ugly French authority Hadopi – with the mission of cutting people off from the internet for the good deed of sharing culture and knowledge – reared its head. This was in...

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 Net News No Comments

Vuze Condemns PRISM and Promotes VPNs

This week the PRISM surveillance scandal has consumed the Internet as the implications of massive scale U.S. Government spying begin to sink in. The revelations of former CIA technical assistant Edward Snowden, which come...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 Net News No Comments

Judge blocks California’s new ban on anonymity for sex offenders

ax2groin On Tuesday, voters in California overwhelmingly approved Proposition 35, which ratcheted up penalties for those convicted of sex crimes, including human trafficking. The proposition included a provision requiring registered sex offenders to...

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Net News No Comments

EFF Sues to Block New California Internet Sex-Offender Law

Photo: hjl/Flickr Immediately following the passage of a California proposition that would dramatically curtail the online, First Amendment rights of registered sex offenders, two civil rights groups filed a lawsuit to block parts of...

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 Net News No Comments