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TVShack Extradition Case Tumbling as Seventh Circuit Holds Linking/Streaming is Lawful

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) criminal prosecution of British citizen Richard O'Dwyer for operating a site called TVShack hit what ought to be a major stumbling block. TVShack allows users to link to other computer servers that host television shows and movies. Clicking on the link will allow the user to watch those videos from those sites in a frame on TVShack.

No Surprise, CIS Reliably Sides With Users

Last week a story appeared in Fortune magazine hypothesizing that Google and Facebook are using cy pres settlements of privacy class actions to improperly channel money to civil liberties groups that reliably support "the tech sector side" in disputes with copyright owners, including my organization, Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

Privacy: For the Rich or for the Poor?

I am delighted to have been invited to guest blog on Concurring Opinions for the next few weeks. I am re-posting here with permission a shorter version of my posts there.

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