digital rights

  • Court Rules That Non-Relevant Files Seized Under A Warrant Cannot Be Held Indefinitely

    Court Rules That Non-Relevant Files Seized Under A Warrant Cannot Be Held Indefinitely

    Say the government gets a warrant for some of your data. They come to your house, image your computers, and then hold that data — even the data that isn’t pertinent to their warrant — for several years. That’s not okay, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled. This is a good ruling, as it limits the ability of the government to hold files that are not party… Read More

  • Amazon To Set Up Secondhand Ebook Marketplace

    Amazon To Set Up Secondhand Ebook Marketplace

    Amazon wants to sell your used ebooks. It recently won a patent to allow people to hock off their read ebooks on its marketplace. Of course, ebooks don’t suffer from wear and tear, but think of the resale process as more of a way to transfer your book licences. This is already in action in a way—users can currently “lend” out Kindle books, which then disappear from… Read More

  • Congress Introduces Digital Fair Use Bill – An End To DRM?

    Sometimes it takes bold moves for real action to happen. Lucky for us, Representatives Richard Boucher from Virginia and John Dolittle from California have the guts to stand up to the RIAA and say “We don’t need no stinkin’ DRM!” The digital fair use bill was introduced to Congress today, which is supposed to give customers more rights when buying digital content. Read More