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Digital copyright law up for challenge

As the deadline approaches for public comment on the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the US, experts are offering advice on how to persuade the feds to allow exemptions that change access controls on digital media.

Internet hate-speech ban 'chilling'

As European leaders move to ban Internet hate speech and seek support from the United States, civil liberties groups charge that the proposal would violate free-speech rights.

Web radio expected to keep playing

Small Webcasters expect to keep streaming their music, with US Congress giving them a break on the royalty rates imposed on online radio stations.

Copyright cops target workplace, schools

The recording industry is on the warpath. After clobbering Napster in the courtroom, it's trying to strike down music piracy at its perceived sources: The workplace and the college dorm room.

Cybersecurity efforts funded

The fight against computer hackers won a battle Tuesday when US Congress approved a cybersecurity bill that funds research and workforce training.

Web radio faces costly future

In a scramble to end their session, senators have left small commercial Webcasters with an uncertain--and potentially expensive--future.

Web music keeps streaming--for now

After a week of nonstop negotiations, Webcasters and the recording industry have struck a deal designed to keep small Internet radio stations in business.

Vote on webcaster royalties dropped

In an unexpected move, the U.S. House of Representatives canceled a vote Tuesday on whether to give Internet radio stations an extra six months before they're forced to pay royalties to artists.

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