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  • Domestic Drones: Coming Soon Over A Home Near You?

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    December 15, 2011

    Ryan Calo, Director of Privacy and Robotics,spoke with MSNBC.com's Sylvia Wood about how "widespread use of drones domestically seems inevitable."

    The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing new rules that could make it easier for law enforcement agencies to use drone aircraft in the U.S., raising concerns about privacy at a time when the aircraft are already conducting surveillance missions in some parts of the country.

  • Will Facebook Get Serious About Online Privacy?

    Date published: 
    November 29, 2011

    Ryan Calo, Director of Privacy and Robotics, is interviewed in this Marketplace interview about the main obligations Facebook needs to give it's customers in regards to online privacy.

    Kai Ryssdal: We can debate all day long whether there's any such thing as real online privacy in this digital day and age, but we do like to believe there is. Which is why we tend to get upset with companies that take that belief for granted.

  • F.T.C. Settles Privacy Issue At Facebook

    Date published: 
    November 29, 2011

    Ryan Calo, Director of Privacy and Robotics, spoke with Somini Sengupta of the New York Times on the settlement between Facebook and the F.T.C. and how it was necessary for the upcoming I.P.O.

    Accusing Facebook of engaging in "unfair and deceptive" practices, the federal government on Tuesday announced a broad settlement that requires the company to respect the privacy wishes of its users and subjects it to regular privacy audits for the next 20 years.

  • The Drone Threat To Privacy

    Date published: 
    November 14, 2011

    Ryan Calo, CIS Director of Privacy and Robotics, is quoted by John Villasenor of Scientific American on how the widespread use of drones may actually help privacy law through a backlash that he thinks will result in increased privacy protections.

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on security and privacy during the age of drone warfare. Part one is available here.

  • Study Finds Sites Leak User Information

    Date published: 
    October 19, 2011

    CIS Student Fellow Jonathan Mayer was mentioned in the following Stanford Daily article by Sandy Huang. The article covered a report authored by Mayer on privacy leaks that occur on highly visited websites.

    Privacy leaks occur on 185 of the Internet’s top visited websites, according to a recent study by Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS). The report was authored by Jonathan Mayer, a graduate student in computer science and at the School of Law. The report was released last Tuesday at a conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the National Press Club.

  • What's Next For The Electronic Communications Privacy Act?

    Date published: 
    October 18, 2011

    CIS Director of Privacy and Robotics Ryan Calo was interviewed by Marketplace Tech Report's John Moe to discuss potential changes that may be made to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

    This week is the 25th anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Can a law passed before the birth of the World Wide Web really keep up with the modern world?

  • Should Picasso Be In Public Domain?

    Date published: 
    October 11, 2011

    The argument issued before the Supreme Court by Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, in Golan v. Holder is mentioned in the below BNA article by Tom P. Taylor in which Falzone explains how the government went too far when it revived copyright protections for certain foreign work.

    Congress overstepped its bounds in restoring copyrights for foreign works long held in the public domain, including paintings by Picasso and films by Alfred Hitchcock, lawyers told the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 5 (Golan v. Holder, U.S., No. 10-545, argued 10/5/11).

  • Third-Party Web Trackers and Consumer Privacy

    Date published: 
    October 11, 2011

    Jonathan Mayer outlined tracking of Internet users by third-party Web trackers, focusing on a Stanford University study on the various ways people are tracked unknowingly online. After his speech he answered questions from the audience.

    This program was part of a forum on Internet privacy co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Consumer Watchdog, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, U.S. PIRG, and World Privacy Forum.

  • U.S. Government Targeted WikiLeaks Volunteer, ISP From Santa Rosa

    Date published: 
    October 10, 2011

    Ryan Calo, Director of the Consumer Privacy Project at CIS, spoke with the Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Derek Moore to discuss the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the "disconnect between the federal law that governs electronic privacy and the state of contemporary technology."

    “It highlights the disconnect between the federal law that governs electronic privacy and the state of contemporary technology,” said Ryan Calo, a fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.

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  • Court Weighs Copyrights Of Foreign Works

    Date published: 
    October 7, 2011

    Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, Anthony Falzone's argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Golan v. Holder is featured in the below Daily Journal article by Robert Iafolla

  • Copyright Law Challenged

    Date published: 
    October 5, 2011

    Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, is quoted by Jess Barvin in the below Wall Street Journal article on the case of Golan v. Holder, and how because "foreign authors didn't have copyrights at the outset, Congress can't extend them now."

    Supreme Court justices riffed on artists from Shostakovich to Jimi Hendrix in arguments Wednesday about whether Congress can grant copyrights to works by foreign authors never before protected in the U.S.

  • Equal Protection For Shostakovich? Justices Question Lawyers In Copyright Case

    Date published: 
    October 5, 2011

    A quote by Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, is featured in the below Chronicle of Higher Education article by Marc Perry on Golan v. Holder and how when Congress removed works from the public domain and place them back under copyright protection in 1994 "it devalued the public domain."

    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. invoked Jimi Hendrix. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg trumpeted Dmitry Shostakovich. And Justice Stephen G. Breyer plucked out Jewish music from the 1930s.

  • In Supreme Court Argument, A Rock Legend Plays A Role

    Date published: 
    October 5, 2011

    Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use Project, is quoted by Adam Liptak in this New York Times article on Golan v. Holder, and how original expression, such as that used by Jimi Hendrix with the national anthem, could be stifled by granting copyright protection to works that had once been in the public domain.

  • Supreme Court copyright case will decide fate of millions of once-public works

    Date published: 
    October 4, 2011

    CIS Executive Directorof the Fair Use Project Anthony Falzone is mentioned in the following Washington Post article by Robert Barnes covering the case of Golan v. Holder which will determine if copyright laws will apply to foreign works in the public domain.

    Another school year has begun at the University of Denver music department, renewing a familiar pattern for professor Lawrence Golan.

  • Privacy cases slated for U.S. Supreme Court's new term

    Date published: 
    October 3, 2011

    Lecturer Ryan Calo is quoted in the following article by Declan McCullagh of Privacy Inc. on what should be considered a "privacy harm."

    When police in the District of Columbia decided to use an automobile GPS bug to surreptitiously track the movements of Antoine Jones, a suspected cocaine dealer, they set in motion a legal challenge that will end before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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