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EFF: Controversial copyright law unconstitutional

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the government to remove a controversial clause in a long-controversial copyright law.The digital liberties organization is suing to remove “anti-circumvention” restrictions from Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), long a thorn in civil libertarians’ craw.The DMCA was signed in 1998. Originally intended to protect the arts industries from online privacy, it included “anti-circumvention” provisions that prohibit breaking any digital safeguards that protected copyrights. For example, a user could no longer disable the copy protection on a video tape.” (via TheHill)

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Wikimedia Foundation intervenes in Canada to protect online free expression

“The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a motion to intervene in the upcoming Canadian Supreme Court case Equustek v. Google. The Foundation’s filing challenges overly broad global content removal orders that threaten online free expression and access to information. If the motion is granted, the Foundation will have eight weeks to submit a formal brief.” (via Wikimedia Blog)

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Settlement reached in lawsuit over Alamo library items

“A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century and the Texas General Land Office reached a settlement Friday in a dispute over ownership of about 38,000 books and artifacts that had been kept at the Texas shrine.The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit in March 2015 after the agency headed by George P. Bush declared the state owned the organization’s private library collection. Bush also had announced he was ending the group’s management of the downtown San Antonio landmark. The Daughters began caring for the Alamo in 1905, raised money in 1945 to build the library and then donated it to the state.” (via lancasteronline.com)

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Judge mulls suit to block sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

“State Supreme Court Justice Dawn Jimenez-Salta heard attorneys’ arguments in her chambers on Friday in the case of an advocacy group suing to halt the sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library.Justice Jimenez-Salta will be holding the papers for several weeks to review and write a decision, a court source told the Brooklyn Eagle. While a judgement should be rendered within 60 days, she hopes to reach her decision sometime before that.” (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

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Judge, Orland Park Library foes end years-long legal spat sparked by library internet porn policies

“A years-long legal battle involving a group of Orland Park residents, a New Jersey blogger and an Orland Park library employee who each accused those on the other side of spreading lies about them in an attempt to bring the other side to heel in a fight over library policy, has ended in Chicago’s federal courts, after a judge dismissed the library employee’s last attempt at continuing her lawsuit against the blogger.” (via Cook County Record)

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