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Thankfully, we haven't seen any advance in the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act) since the Senate Judiciary Committee voted it out of committee. The House version is still being considered by the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. This bill would create within the Copyright Office a Copyright Claims Board which would have the ability to hear claims of copyright infringement and award damages up to $30,000. B...
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On July 18th, the Senate Judiciary Committee marked up and voted out of committee the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act). This bill would create within the Copyright Office a Copyright Claims Board which would have the ability to hear claims of copyright infringement and award damages up to $30,000. This law is supposed to be an easier way for photographers and other artists to gain recompense when they claim their copyrights were infringed. However, ...
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Captain James and Quartermaster talk about surveillance in the USA and two bills (S.1385 and H.1538) that we support which would ban facial recognition tech in Massachusetts' state and local government. They also talk about our upcoming Pirate Planning Picnic and helping Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner and Julian Assange and why supporting them supports free speech. More info on S.1385 and H.1538;Sign up to be a volunteer and get a notification when the upcoming Pirate Planning Picnic w...
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The Smedley Butler Brigade, Veterans for Peace, Boston and its allies are standing out on June 11 from 5 to 6 PM in Harvard Square, calling for freedom for heroic Wikileaks whistler-blower Chelsea Manning and for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange not to be extradited to the US. Chelsea Manning, released when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed, was called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it.  The US Government has entered more ...
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On Tuesday, June 4th, please join us for the standout for Reality Leigh Winner on the second anniversary of her imprisonment. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm we will meet in front of the Park Street MBTA Station on Boston Common. Ms. Winner had been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, with sharing a document about Russian interference with the 2016 election to The Intercept, an on-line news org...
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Chelsea Manning, released when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed, was called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it.  The US Government has entered more charges against Julian Assange in order to have him extradited to the US. Reality Winner is still held for revealing US intelligence information on efforts by the Russian government to influence the US election. Trump expanded Obama's attack on whistleblowers. We must support these d...
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Roger Jones Creative Commons Source: https://www.wnpr.org/post/activist-and-former-military-prisoner-chelsea-manning-appears-wesleyan-university Chelsea Manning was released recently when the grand jury that had demanded her testimony was closed. She was in jail for refusing to participate in a grand jury investigating Wikileaks releases prior to 2016. Unfortunately, it is expected that she will be called before another grand jury and jailed for refusing to participate with it. You can vi...
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Roger Jones Creative Commons Source: https://www.wnpr.org/post/activist-and-former-military-prisoner-chelsea-manning-appears-wesleyan-university There is a Free Chelsea Manning Stand-Out this Thursday, April 25th 5:30 -7 PM at Copley Square, Boston. Parking is expensive, so take the MBTA to the Copley Square Green Line stop. We expect this protest to be in the open area near Trinity Church.  The event also calls for stopping the extradition proceedings against Julian Assan...
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Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner and Julian Assange are being held for their efforts to reveal information the United States government wanted to keep secret. Manning and Winner are already in US custody and the Trump administration is trying to extradite Assange to the US for trial. Winner was convicted of revealing US intelligence information on efforts by the Russian government to influence the US election. Manning is in jail for refusing to participate in a grand jury investigating Wik...
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In the latest Pirate News, we discussed the EU vote to impose an upload filter and link tax. We also discuss Saturday's Party Conference.

 

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