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CDT Issues Privacy Principles for Digital Watermarking

CDT today released a paper offering a set of principles for addressing potential privacy considerations when deploying digital watermarking technology. This technology embeds information within the content of digital media files in a form that is machine readable but often imperceptible to humans. Digital watermarking has a variety of applications and is increasingly being considered as a…

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You May Already Be a Criminal: What MySpace Suicide Case Could Mean for You (ABC News, May 22, 2008)

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice brought criminal charges in Los Angeles against Lori Drew, the suburban St. Louis woman at the center of the widely reported MySpace suicide case. Not surprisingly, many people have voiced support for the indictment and relief that Drew had finally been brought to justice. It’s hard to find much sympathy…

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Liability Protection for Internet Content Venues Threatened

Over the past few months, the Center for Democracy & Technology has joined a series of “friend of the court” briefs urging courts to broadly enforce a federal law that shields Internet website operators from liability for content posted by Internet users. This immunity from liability has been a vital underpinning of the explosion of user generated sites such…

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Task Force Faces Complex Issues in Protecting Children Online: CDTAppreciates Opportunity to Participate, Remains Skeptical

For immediate release: February 28, 2008 Contact: Brock N. Meeks, CDT (202) 637-9800 ex. 114 (703) 989-3547 (CELL) Washington, D.C. — The Center for Democracy & Technology today announced its participation in the newly formed Internet Safety Technical Task Force, created to examine technologies that might be used to protect children from inappropriate material or contacts on the Internet. The task force, an outgrowth of…

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Leslie Harris, MySpace: Coming of Age for Coming of Age, ABC News, Feb. 28, 2008

Serious questions are being raised about how to control minors’ access to online social networking sites. In an effort to forestall pre-emptive legal or legislative solutions, MySpace.com last month announced an agreement with 49 state attorneys general to convene a task force to investigate the issue and make recommendations. Chief among the solutions the task force will explore…

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Joint CDT, PFF Project Tracks Online Child Protection and Free Speech Legislation

A joint project of the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Progress & Freedom Foundation tracks more than 30 pieces of federal legislation that seek to protect children online, some of which pose serious threats to free speech. The reports released today summarize and categorize child online safety bills introduced in the 110th Congress, analyze free speech implications…

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