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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 | National Journal

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.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Cell Phones, Electronics, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat

18 hrs ago | RedOrbit

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.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Emerging Technology, Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, iPhone

Engadget Mobile

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.


Related Topix: US News, Prison, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

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)


Light Reading

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.


Related Topix: Cellphones, US News, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT

Mobile Burn

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.


Related Topix: Cellphones

The Washington Post


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.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Cellphones, World News


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.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Widevine Technologies, Digital Rights Management, Science / Technology

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.


Related Topix: Usenet

WFTV Orlando

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.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

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 .


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, USPTO, Alexandria, VA


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.


The Washington Post

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.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Entertainment

Ars Technica

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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Boing Boing

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)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management, Comixology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Paris Parfait

Day of mourning.

All text and photos © Tara Bradford. All rights reserved. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and international copyright law, usage of photographs or text - without my permission - is strictly prohibited.


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 .


Mission Local

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.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food