Elliot Harmon

Elliot Harmon is an activist at Electronic Frontier Foundation, focusing on patent law and intellectual property issues.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
How Congress Censored the Internet
Wednesday was a dark day for the Internet. The U.S. Senate just voted 97-2 to pass the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865 ), a bill that silences online speech by forcing Internet platforms to censor their users. As lobbyists and members of Congress...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Stop SESTA/FOSTA: Don’t Let Congress Censor the Internet
The U.S. Senate is about to vote on a bill that would be disastrous for online speech and communities. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865 ) might sound appealing, but it would do nothing to fight sex traffickers. What it would do is silence a lot of...
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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Team Internet Is Far From Done: What’s Next For Net Neutrality and How You Can Help
Defying the facts, the law, and the will of millions of Americans , the Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality protections . It’s difficult to understate how radical the FCC’s decision was. The Internet has operated under formal and informal net neutrality principles...
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Don’t let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) wouldn’t help punish sex traffickers. What the bill would do (PDF) is expose any person, organization, platform, or business that hosts third-party content on the Internet to the risk of overwhelming criminal and civil liability if sex traffickers use their services" Views
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Internet Censorship Bill Would Spell Disaster for Speech and Innovation
There’s a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren’t enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic litigation. Don’t let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) wouldn’t help punish...
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Why Are Universities Fighting Open Education?
In December, over 3,000 of you rallied in support in support of a proposed Department of Education (ED) policy that would make ED-funded educational resources a lot more accessible to educators and students around the world. You weren’t the only ones: the Free Software Foundation , Creative Commons...
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