Digital Millennium Copyright Act

AT&T Will Kick Internet Users Offline for Piracy

But critics say losing access to an essential utility is a problematic over-reaction to copyright infringement.
Karl Bode
security research

Feds Expand Security Researchers' Ability to Hack Without Going to Jail

"No researcher wants to end up in jail for discovering a vulnerability."
Karl Bode

Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted to GitHub

Snap confirmed to Motherboard that an iOS update recently exposed some of the company’s source code.
Joseph Cox
Right to Repair

Once Again, Activists Must Beg the Government to Preserve the Right to Repair

The excruciating DMCA section 1201 exemption process is upon us again, and the right to repair tractors, cars, and electronics is at stake.
Karl Bode
Porn Star Privacy

Facial Recognition for Porn Stars Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen

The underlying tech being used by Pornhub could one day be used by more nefarious actors to identify amateur and unwitting porn models.
Samantha Cole

This Is the First Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against a Pepe Meme Maker

The defendant will suggest to a federal court that her appropriation of Pepe is protected on "religious grounds as a Kekistani."
Matthew Gault
Last Impact

Nintendo Shuts Down the Internet's Favorite 'Super Mario 64' Modder

"I don't understand their decision, maybe they are the ones that should educate me on why this is a smart business move."
Emanuel Maiberg

The Great Meme War II: Amid Lawsuit Threats, the Alt-Right Says Pepe Belongs to Them

The alt-right promises to fight for the right to shitpost.
Matthew Gault

Here Are the Letters That Pepe the Frog's Lawyers Sent to the Alt Right

'Pepe is a peaceful frog who represents togetherness and fun—not hate.'
Matthew Gault
Boy's club

Pepe the Frog’s Creator Goes Legally Nuclear Against the Alt-Right

Lawyers served notices to Reddit, Richard Spencer, Baked Alaska, and Mike Cernovich.
Matthew Gault

PewDiePie Is Inexcusable but DMCA Takedowns Are Not the Way to Fight Him

Many games review videos are in violation of copyright law, but stay up anyway, for promotional reasons.
Louise Matsakis
book excerpt

The Internet of Hackable Things You Don’t Own

How DRM and End User License Agreements have threatened the very idea of 'ownership.'
Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz