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[News] [Evil] New Laws Defend Security Through Obscurity, Spying

Laws Threaten Security Researchers

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| Lee Tien, a member of the working group and a senior staff attorney 
| for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says Website vulnerabilities 
| must be exposed so people's data and identities are secured. "The 
| fewer vulnerabilities, the better."


TorrentSpy Ordered By Federal Judge to Become MPAA Spy

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| TorrentSpy, one of the world's largest torrent dump sites, has 
| been ordered by a federal judge to monitor its users in order 
| to create detailed logs of their activities which must then be 
| handed over to the MPAA.


Money changes the law, regardless of whether it's rational or not.


Contact Information For 50 Politicians Who Take Campaign Money From The RIAA

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| One of the ways the RIAA operates is by donating money to politicians 
| who then enact favorable legislation on their behalf. Don't let the 
| optimist in you believe that this doesn't work. It does. 


Congress Critters Threaten To Pass Laws Forcing Universities To Obey RIAA

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| It appears that the money the RIAA is spending on campaign donations 
| is well spent, however. With the universities not falling into line 
| as expected, Congress held hearings where various politicians 
| blasted universities for not taking a more proactive stance and 
| threatening to withhold federal money from universities that 
| don't play by the RIAA's rules.


RIAA Accused of Extortion and Conspiracy in Tampa, Florida, case, UMG v. Del

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| In a new Tampa, Florida, case, UMG v. Del Cid, the defendant has filed 
| the following five (5) counterclaims against the RIAA, under 
| Florida, federal, and California law...


Politicos threaten schools over campus piracy

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| At the latest in what has become a multiyear series of hearings 
| focused on university campus piracy, members of the U.S. House 
| of Representatives' Science and Technology Committee said 
| college administrators must seriously consider using not only 
| educational campaigns but also technological filters to reduce 
| illicit file swapping among students.


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