Prenda Lawyer Loses Appeal Against $1.5M Restitution Order for Copyright Trolling

The US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled today that Paul Hansmeier must indeed pay back more than $1.5M in restitution for his Prenda law activities. The former lawyer who filed his appeal in late 2019 while serving his 14 year prison sentence, did not convince the court that his scheme was not criminal, […]
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Encryption With A Back Door Is NOT Encryption

There’s been an increasing call in recent weeks and months for encryption to have government ‘backdoors’ put into them. This is a bad idea. No really, it’s an incredibly bad idea. Even if we took the assumption that it is a push that’s made with only the purest of intentions, and the government universal key […]
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EU Copyright Articles 13/15/17: What It Means in the USA – Dragon Con 2019

As part of the ongoing series of Dragon Con panel videos, here’s the panel from the 2019 Dragon Con EFForums track, on the new copyright laws passed in the European Union (Articles 13/15/17) and what that will mean to those of us over here in the US As part of the ongoing series of Dragon […]
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Indictment of Julian Assange – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

As part of the ongoing series of Dragon Con panel videos, here’s the panel from the 2019 Dragon Con EFForums track, on the indictment of Julian Assange. As part of the ongoing series of Dragon Con panel videos, here’s the panel from the 2019 Dragon Con EFForums track, on the indictment of Julian Assange.
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Dragon Con 2019 Panels

So, yet again, I’m listed as an Attending Pro for this years Dragon Con, and you’ll be able to find me at a grand total of 7 events, 6 panels, and a race. This year I’ll be speaking on the EFForums, Robotics, TrekTrack, and BritTrack, while I’ll be a judge (and possibly cameraman) for the […]
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YouTube Has Yet More ContentID Issues

YouTube has major problems at present. Advertisers are leaving over claims of comment grooming, they’re deleting entire accounts over automated matching that’s idiotically overbroad, but the big story is its ContentID system. ContentID is the copyright enforcement method for the site, allowing automated claims. However, it has major drawbacks, mainly because it’s an automated system […]
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