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A User-Focused Commentary on the TPP’s ISP Safe Harbors

               This article is part of an IP-Watch and Infojustice.org series analyzing the Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property provisions by leading experts around the world.  The series will publish weekly on Infojustice.org through the first quarter of 2016.

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New Professors' Letter Opposing The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015

As CIS readers may recall, I've been very concerned about the problems associated with the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Ostensibly designed to combat cyberespionage against United States' corporations, it is instead not a solution to that problem, and fraught with downsides. Read more » about New Professors' Letter Opposing The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015

New UK law enforcement bill would prohibit effective encryption

Last week, the government of the United Kingdom proposed a bill that would codify and expand the surveillance powers afforded to UK intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill would consolidate current laws governing surveillance and police investigations, codify the UK government’s and courts’ interpretations of what those laws permit, and in some instances extend existing law to grant new powers to government. Read more » about New UK law enforcement bill would prohibit effective encryption

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