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Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google

A panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments yesterday in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious “Innocence of Muslims” video that was associated with violent protests around the world. The appellant, Cindy Lee Garcia, argues that she holds a copyright in her five-second performance in the video (a […]

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EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional

First Public Court Challenge to “Upstream” Internet Spying Oakland – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the Internet backbone. The hearing on a motion for partial […]

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On <em>The Independents</em>: John Bolton on Torture Popularity and Sony Terrorism, Timothy Sandefur on Sony’s Free-Speech Claims, Deroy Murdock on Jeb & Hillary, Plus Heroes of Freedom, E-Cigs, De Blasio Hypocrisy and Aftershow

Tonight’s live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later) starts off with one of our favorite guests to parry with, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (see our testy exchange about Iraq and George Orwell here). He’ll be paired on a Party […]

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Jeb Bush 'Actively Exploring' Presidential Run, Mom Calls into CSPAN to Scold Bickering Pundits (Her Sons), <em>Vox</em> Is Confused About How Milk Is Made: P.M. Links

The Taliban attack on a Pakistani military school is over. All the terrorists were killed, but 145 people—most of them kids—died in the horrific attack. Jeb Bush is “actively exploring” a run for the presidency. Can he win? Anti-gun surgeon general nominee approved in 51-43 vote. Political activists and brothers Brad Woodhouse and Dallas Woodhouse […]

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