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This is what a rightsholder looks like in 2016

In today’s policy discussions around intellectual property, the term ‘rightsholder’ is often misconstrued as someone who supports maximalist protection and enforcement of intellectual property, instead of someone who simply holds the rights to intellectual property. This false assumption can at … Read more

Reining in abuses of the DMCA notice system

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) should be reformed to help promote openness online. We’ve made this case before, posting about section 1201 on the circumvention of technological protection measures. Now, the U.S. Copyright Office has sought comments on section … Read more

Challenges to openness under U.S. copyright law

The Mozilla Manifesto has as its second principle, “The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.” The Internet is the most significant social and technological medium of our time, and an invaluable public resource that … Read more

Net neutrality amendments and final vote in the EU

UPDATE: Today, a bitter-sweet victory for net neutrality in Europe: the European Parliament voted on the Telecoms Single Market Regulation (TSM), which will bring some protections for the open internet in Europe. Regrettably, the European Parliament voted against amendments that … Read more

Experts develop cybersecurity recommendations

Today, we’re excited to publish the output of our “Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0” research process, tapping into a panel of 32 cybersecurity experts from diverse and mutually reinforcing backgrounds. Mozilla Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0 Securing our communications and our data is hard. … Read more