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Help Explain Why Phone Unlocking Is Important To You And Why It Should Be Legal

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First I would like to thank readers of this site and others in the tech community for their support of our phone unlocking campaign. As you may know, that campaign culminated with 114,000 signatures on the White House petition website, an FCC and White House endorsement of unlocking and several...
Help Explain Why Phone Unlocking Is Important To You And Why It Should Be Legal

Apple asks Court of Appeals to review two Samsung rulings

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Apple has asked for a full complement of judges at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to do simultaneous reviews of not one but two rulings in Samsung's favor, says Bloomberg. An Apple petition to review an October judgment against a Galaxy Nexus ban was already known;...
Apple asks Court of Appeals to review two Samsung rulings

ΑΡΣΗ ΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΥΛΙΑΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ Petition

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ΑΡΣΗ ΒΟΥΛΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΥΛΙΑΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ Petition

New USTR Nominated; Will He Commit To Transparency?

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President Obama has nominated Michael Froman to be the new USTR, to take over for Ron Kirk who stepped down recently. Most of the stories on Froman note that he's well known in this space and has been a key player in a number of trade agreements -- including with...
New USTR Nominated; Will He Commit To Transparency?

Supreme Court Lets $675,000 Fine for Music Downloads Stand

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the petition of Joel Tenenbaum, a former doctoral student at Boston University who faces a fine of US$675,000 for illegally downloading 30 songs....
Supreme Court Lets $675,000 Fine for Music Downloads Stand

White House: No Comment on Call to Investigate MPAA for SOPA Bribery

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The U.S. White House has declined to respond to a petition calling for authorities to investigate the head of the Motion Picture Association of America for......
White House: No Comment on Call to Investigate MPAA for SOPA Bribery

Should Entrepreneurs Have Their Own National Holiday? Why Not?

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In the recent months, entrepreneurship has been a hot topic in Washington. From the proposed Startup Visa, to Senator Dodd's financial reform strategies and even to the overall need for more job creation - many agree that entrepreneurship will play a large role in turning this country's economic woes around....
Should Entrepreneurs Have Their Own National Holiday? Why Not?

New USTR Nominated; Will He Commit To Transparency?

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President Obama has nominated Michael Froman to be the new USTR, to take over for Ron Kirk who stepped down recently. Most of the stories on Froman note that he's well known in this space and has been a key player in a number of trade agreements -- including with...
New USTR Nominated; Will He Commit To Transparency?
Petition asking Obama to legalize cellphone unlocking will get White House response

PO'd Parents Petition Against Cut To Amazon 'Mom' Benefits

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Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is cutting back “Amazon Mom,” a Prime-like program that gives parents and caregivers big discounts on baby supplies and free two-day shipping for a limited period. Now the discounts are getting smaller and the program is currently not accepting new members. In response, angry parents have...
PO'd Parents Petition Against Cut To Amazon 'Mom' Benefits

Women’s Rights Group Plans Protest for Tomorrow at Facebook’s NYC HQ

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At the beginning of April, progressive women's rights group UltraViolet announced a petition that aimed to convince Facebook to add a woman to its currently all male, all white board. Looks like Facebook hasn't bowed to their demands just yet, so UltraViolet is planning a rally tomorrow outside of Facebook's NYC...
Women’s Rights Group Plans Protest for Tomorrow at Facebook’s NYC HQ
The Google bashing continues: Microsoft says 'Scroogled' campaign will go on

EFF Launches 'Defend Innovation' Site In An Attempt To Fix Software Patents

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The folks over at EFF have launched a new site called DefendInnovation.org that seeks to get people to speak up about fixing the patent system, specifically around software patents. It puts forth a series of key suggestions: A patent covering software should be shorter: no more than five years from...
EFF Launches 'Defend Innovation' Site In An Attempt To Fix Software Patents

White House to respond to anti-CISPA petition

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the latest attempt by the US legislative branch to hinder online freedom, just received a significant blow from concerned citizens. On the official White House petition site, an anti-CISPA petition has reached 100,000 signatures. That's not just a big number -- it's...
White House to respond to anti-CISPA petition

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration Of 'On The Internet' Software Patents

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We've been following the "Ultramercial" case for a while. This was about a company that got a patent (7,346,545 that is basically about requiring you to watch an ad before you can watch some content). Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and WildTangent. The case bounced around the court system for a...
Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration Of 'On The Internet' Software Patents

Women’s Rights Group Calls on Facebook To Add a Woman to Their Board

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A screenshot of UltraViolet's petition. (weareultraviolet.org) UltraViolet, a progressive women's rights group that has gained more than 300,000 members in the mere three months it's been active, launched a campaign today aiming to get Facebook to add a woman to its board of directors before the company's IPO. As The...
Women’s Rights Group Calls on Facebook To Add a Woman to Their Board

Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'

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The International Telecommunication Union has been in the news a fair bit as of late, tackling everything from patents to the future of HDTV, and it's now set to be at the center of a particularly contentious issue. As BBC News reports, the ITU is holding a conference in...
Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'
House Intelligence Committee to again mark up CISPA bill behind closed doors

AT&T: You Can Unlock Your Cellphone, Really

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AT&T is telling its customers that the "recent hullaballoo" over unlocking consumer devices is all just a lot of needless hand waving, and that its customers were never affected by recent interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). According to AT&T, the issue of unlocking cell phones was never...
AT&T: You Can Unlock Your Cellphone, Really

Campaign Launched To Stop School From Claiming Copyright On Student Work

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We recently wrote about how the school board for Prince George County, Maryland, was considering a policy that would claim the copyright of everything produced by both students and faculty at the various schools in the district. That seemed extreme in so many ways. Some folks have set up a...
Campaign Launched To Stop School From Claiming Copyright On Student Work

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Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

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For a while now, we've been following a series of very scary court cases that could take away your ability to sell physical products you own, by using a bizarre interpretation of copyright law by the courts. You can click back on that link to read some of the background,...
Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights
FAA moves ahead with plans to allow drone test flights in US airspace
White House voices support for cellphone unlocking petition in formal response

Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

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Supporters of legalizing unlocking cell phones are closer to getting their petition heard from the White House. With three days left, organizers need to gather just under 12,000 signatures in order to meet the 100,000 minimum as established by the Obama administration’s “We the People” system. The petition that supporters...
Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

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A new bill to allow cell phone unlocking is getting low marks from reform groups and online activists. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would tell the FCC to force cell phone companies to "permit the subscribers of such services,...
Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

Avaaz gains 2.5 million users in 30 days, raises $3.3m in aid for Syria

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In an announcement today, the petition site Avaaz revealed some pretty interesting figures on its growth and latest efforts around the world. In December, we reported that the site’s anti-SOPA petition managed to garner well over 1 million signatures, and as of today, it has been signed almost 3.5 million...
Avaaz gains 2.5 million users in 30 days, raises $3.3m in aid for Syria
Scroogled: Why So Negative, Microsoft?

Anonymous sets sights on an old enemy--the Westboro Baptist Church

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That link? It leads to a survey entitled, "Interactive Butthurt Report v. 2.0." Nothing is beneath the Westboro Baptist Church, as evidenced by the group's announcement to picket outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in wake of the recent tragedy. The group's most recent, perhaps most deplorable decision has apparently irked...
Anonymous sets sights on an old enemy--the Westboro Baptist Church
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