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July 08, 2006

Electronic Frontier Foundation

For many years, I've been interested in the evolution of intellectual property law and of our civil liberties in a fully-wired world (where privacy is non-existent, by default). Typically, I get my updates on these fronts from Ars Technica, a techie site that follows these things closely. Net Neutrality (see here and here) is a big issue right now, and Congress is holding hearings about just how democratic it wants online speech to be (which is to say, some very deep pockets like Comcast and AT&T are trying to make it very undemocratic). One of the champions of keeping the digital world sane (by any reasonable measure) is the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), who recently sued AT&T (new slogan: Your world. Delivered. To the NSA.) over their collusion with the NSA to violate the civil liberties of millions of Americans. MSNBC has an article that discusses a bit of the EFF's history and ongoing work that's worth a quick read. After that, I highly recommend popping over to the EFF's website, and, if you are so motivated, give them a little support.

posted July 8, 2006 01:35 AM in Political Wonk | permalink