8 hrs ago
Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to block record labels' attempt to thwart federal law in Capitol v.
12 hrs ago
Congress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. But It Won't Do Much.
Legislation to allow people to "unlock" their cell phones won unanimous support on Capitol Hill and is about to become law.
18 hrs ago
House Approves Bill That Would Legalize...
Smartphone customers living in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their devices for use on other mobile carriers, as the House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow decriminalization of the practice.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You
A bill that will make it legal to unlock your cellphone is headed for U.S. President Barack Obama's desk.
Here's what the phone unlocking bill means, and how it affects our future
Getting Democrats and Republicans to pass an act of Congress is the exception more than the rule.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
The Phone Unlocking Victory Should Be the First Step Towards Real Copyright Reform
It's increasingly rare for Congress to actually pass bills into law, but Friday brought some good news from Capitol Hill: More than a year after the exemption covering phone unlocking expired and a White House petition on the topic collected some 114,000 signatures, a narrow bill offering a limited carve-out for consumers unlocking phones made its ... (more)
Phone Unlocking: Almost Legal, Still Not Easy
The good news for those that wish to jump carriers or unlock their device when traveling abroad is they will no longer face fines of up to $500,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years for doing so.
Unlocking your phone will be legal
There have been some pretty monumental shifts in the law regarding unlocked phones in recent years in the US, but none as seismic as this.
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SpaceX's lawsuit against the Air Force is gaining steam. " A federal judge has ordered a review of a U.S. Air Force contract to put dozens of military satellites into orbit," reports the Switch's Brian Fung.
The cellphone unlocking bill is about to become law -- but there's a catch
Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Five Best Usenet Providers
Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match.
Congress OKs unlocking phones from carriers
Sick of your wireless carrier but unwilling to give up your phone to make the switch? Pretty soon you'll have other options thanks to a bill just passed by Congress.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
USPTO and NTIA Continue Efforts to Reform DMCA Notice-Takedown Process
The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration continue to conduct meetings with stakeholders to discuss possible improvements to the notice and takedown process required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act .
Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long
Unlocking your smart phone to run on a different carrier, without your carrier's permission.
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Congress passes cellphone unlocking legislation
The House just unanimously voted to make it easier for consumers to take their mobile phone with them when they switch carriers or travel overseas.
Congress finally passes cell phone unlocking bill
The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill called S517 that will make it legal to unlock one's cell phone in order to switch service providers.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Comixology adds DRM-free option! Excelsior
Unlike some of its stablemates, the Amazon-owned comics platform is to allow authors and publishers to distribute their work without the shackles of proprietary rights-management, writes Cory Doctorow The largest online comics distributor , owned by Amazon, will let you download comics in your library in DRM-free formats like PDF and CBZ, where ... (more)
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Day of mourning.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Michelle Phan and Kaskade Speak Out Against Ultra Records
Makeup vlogger Michelle Phan has responded to Ultra Records' copyright infringement lawsui t .
Good Morning Mission
It's 7 a.m. and 61 now and expected to rise to 69 . Details for the next 10 days are here.