California Passes Groundbreaking Creative Commons Textbook Legislation

In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and passed by the California Senate and Assembly in late August.

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Son of SOPA & PIPA: Meet ACTA (And Be Afraid)

Internet Law

Internet activists and civil rights groups worldwide are alarmed at the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), one of the harshest crackdowns on internet piracy, which was signed by 22 nations in 2011 and awaits ratification by the European Union Parliament. Negotiated and signed in secret, ACTA was signed on October 1 2011 by Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.

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Op-Ed: SOPA and PIPA, The War Isn’t Over

Internet Law

by Samantha Lowell, Guest Editorialist SOPA and PIPA are the victims of industrial hubris and overreach, of arrogant proponents who  didn’t even bother to consider the extremism of their own work, much less that anyone would ever oppose them. Our Congressional representatives are choosing to acknowledge that endorsing these acts in…

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New LulzSec Arrest in Arizona – ‘Recursion’ in Custody

Krypton Radio Newswire A 23-year-old college student named Cody Kretsinger, allegedly going by the internet handle “recursion” and being the front man for the internet hacking group “LulzSec” was arrested without incident in Arizona last Thursday.  He was charged with conspiracy and the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, according…

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