Blog Posts: Filtered

EARN IT Act Talk at the DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village

On August 7, I had the pleasure of doing a "fireside chat" with my friend and Section 230 expert Cathy Gellis at this year's virtual DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village. Cathy gave a primer on Section 230, and then we had a discussion about the EARN IT Act bill, the LAED Act bill, and the threats they pose to online speech, privacy, security, and encryption. You can watch the video here. Read more about EARN IT Act Talk at the DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village

The EARN IT Act Is Unconstitutional. First Up, the First Amendment.

The disastrous EARN IT Act bill is coming up for a hearing Wednesday morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where it’s been introduced as Senate bill S. 3398 (though, at this time, still no bill text – see here for that). In advance of that hearing, I have a few thoughts that go beyond my usual angle (encryption) to discuss the bill’s serious constitutional defects. Read more about The EARN IT Act Is Unconstitutional. First Up, the First Amendment.