Questioning copyright’s trade-off

This post is cross-posted from the EFF Deeplinks blog. The idea behind copyright is simple — it is supposed to be a balance in the service of the public interest. There’s a trade-off: for accepting a restriction on certain speech, the public benefits from the production of more new creative works each year. That delicate […]

April Fool’s Day EFFector

I wrote much of the April Fool’s Day edition of EFF’s EFFector newsletter, which we sent out to our subscribers yesterday. (Some of the stories there were submitted by my colleagues, and the brilliant lead story in particular is nearly entirely Maira‘s creation.) As far as I can recall, it’s the first intentionally funny writing […]