Captive Audience: How Florida's Prisons and DRM Made $11.3M Worth of Prisoners' Music Disappear

By Cory Doctorow

Congress has never made a law saying, "Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,"— and the First Amendment wouldn't allow such a law — but that hasn't stopped corporations from conjuring one out of thin air, and then defending it as...

Every three years, the US Copyright Office undertakes an odd ritual: they allow members of the public to come before their officials and ask for the right to use their own property in ways that have nothing to do with copyright law. It's a strange-but-true feature of American life.

When the Russian and Saudi teams squared off in a World Cup match on June 14, many fans were treated to an enthralling football match; but for a minority of fans with a visual disability, the match was more confusing than exciting. You see, the Russian team wears red jerseys...

Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA 1201) makes it illegal to get around any sort of lock that controls access to copyrighted material. Getting exemptions to that prohibitions is a long, complicated process that often results in long, complicated exemptions that are difficult to use. As part...

Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA 1201) makes it illegal to get around any sort of lock that controls access to copyrighted material. Getting exemptions to that prohibitions is a long, complicated process that often results in long, complicated exemptions that are difficult to use. As part...

Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA 1201) makes it illegal to get around any sort of lock that controls access to copyrighted material. Getting exemptions to that prohibitions is a long, complicated process that often results in long, complicated exemptions that are difficult to use. As part...

You wonderful EFF supporters keep on coming up with great new entries to our Catalog of Missing Devices, which lists fictional devices that should exist, but don't, because to achieve their legal, legitimate goals, the manufacturer would have to break some Digital Rights Management and risk retaliation under Section...

Today's world of amazing technology owes its existence to the low cost of entry: anyone can make anything and bring it to the world to see if it catches on. From emoji to email, the web to Netflix, the permissionless technology world lets us turn today's improbable idea into tomorrow's...

Kids are often the involuntary early adopters of controlling, abusive technology, whether that's spying school laptops, location tracking phones apps, or teenager-repelling buzzers that emit tones that adult ears can't hear. If you want to see your future, look at what we're doing to the kids.