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“Unlocking Technology,” Common Sense Legislation

Last week, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Unlocking Technology Act, H.R. 1892, copyright legislation that would allow consumers to circumvent digital rights management on smart phones, e-readers, DVDs, and other digital products for non-infringing purposes. As one who has

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Freedom of Information Day 2013

Please join us on March 15 to celebrate the 15th annual Freedom of Information Day at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The day will feature a key note discussion with First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, subject of

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FASTR is the new FRPAA

On February 14, 2013 the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in both the House and Senate – Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and cosponsor Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Senate bill, S. 350  and

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