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Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it. The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient points emerged that are worth commenting on. Read more » about PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC. Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I only anticipate being able to attend 2 or 3 of them, but will provide brief summaries of their salient points. Read more » about PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
This morning, President Obama announced his plan to protect the open Internet and urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt strong net neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act. Read more » about Sound Policy Based on a Strong Legal Foundation: My Response to President Obama's Net Neutrality Plan
As reported, UK courts issued over the last few year a series of orders requiring access providers to block access to websites infringing copyright pursuant to Section 97A of the UK Copyright Act. Read more » about Cartier vs BSkyB: UK Judge Orders ISPs to Block Websites Infringing Trademarks for the First Time in Europe
Open source software projects and other collaborative communities are built on the principle that information should be shared and remixed. Some of these projects have grown to have widely recognized names and logos. Read more » about Hacking Trademarks for Free Culture
Trade secrecy, arguably the most active but least understood and studied of intellectual property's doctrines, is on the rise. Over the past two years, there has been increased legislative activity in this space -- the most since the revision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in 1985. Most prominently, it has been the subject of an alarming report out of the White House documenting increasing risk to US corporations from state-sponsored cyberespionage. Read more » about Trade Secrecy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization