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danny o'brien


Internet disruptions hit Egypt

It's unclear how widespread the service disruptions are and what is causing them.

By January 27, 2011


Podcast: EFF on French rejection of piracy bill

Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien explains organization's opposition to the defeated French legislation that would have required ISPs to cut off access to people warned about piracy.

By April 9, 2009


Has online piracy reached a tipping point?

Across the globe, copyright owners are on the offensive and say jobs and the future of intellectual property is at stake. Can they do anything about it?

By April 19, 2009


Microsoft denies Windows Media blocks digital broadcasts

Reason Windows Media Center users were prevented from recording American Gladiators remains mystery as both Microsoft and NBC Universal deny responsibility.

By May 28, 2008


FAQ: What Microsoft's block of 'American Gladiators' teaches us

Media Center users' prevention from recording NBC shows raises questions about anticopying controls, Hollywood's intentions toward DRM, and Microsoft's relationship with broadcasters.

By May 22, 2008


NBC says it inadvertently flagged 'American Gladiators'

A week after some users of Vista Media Centers are prevented from blocking two NBC Universal shows, the network acknowledges issuing broadcast flag.

By May 19, 2008


EFF: Signs are NBC triggered block of 'American Gladiator'

Electronic Frontier Foundation has begun investigating the causes of a block of two NBC shows. The network couldn't have done it without nod from Microsoft and other hardware and software companies.

By May 16, 2008


Microsoft confirms Windows adheres to broadcast flag

Broadcasters have Microsoft's cooperation in preventing consumers from skipping past commercials. How many other hardware or software makers honor the flags?

By May 18, 2008


Senate ratifies controversial cybercrime treaty

Tech companies say it can boost copyright protection. Others say it will allow FBI's surveillance apparatus to be misused.

By August 4, 2006


AOL charged with blocking opponents' e-mail

Company accused of bouncing messages opposed to its adoption of a program requiring marketers to pay.

By April 13, 2006