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Celebrate EFF's 18th Birthday Party with DJ Spooky

Come celebrate EFF's 18th year of defending digital rights with our biggest bash yet!

Music from:

DJ Spooky, NYC's infamous illbient maestroBootie, SF's resident mashup party pioneers Adrian and Mysterious DKid Kameleon, copyfighter and genre-blending Surya Dub residentTones andQubitsu, EFF's own resident DJs
Party with us from 8 p.m....

Jewelry Company Quest to Expand Trademark Law Could Quash Internet Commerce

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Public Citizen and Public Knowledge urged a U.S. court of appeals Wednesday to reject jewelry-maker Tiffany's attempt to rewrite trademark law and create new barriers for online commerce and communication.
Tiffany sued the online marketplace eBay, claiming that eBay...

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Remixers, Unlockers, Jailbreakers, Oh My!

Yesterday, EFF filed petitions (1, 2) with the Copyright Office seeking DMCA exemptions for three categories of activities that do not violate copyright laws, but that are still jeopardized by the DMCA's ban on bypassing technical protection measures used to control access to copyrighted works (i.e, DRM)....

Copyright Office Should Right DMCA Wrongs in Rulemaking

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed three exemption requests with the U.S. Copyright Office today aimed at protecting the important work of video remix artists, iPhone owners, and cell phone recyclers from legal threats under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
The DMCA prohibits "circumventing" digital... Content Now Under Creative Commons License

In the last few days, President-elect Obama's transition team took a significant stride towards a more open government by licensing the content of under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Using that license essentially means that the transition team is allowing others to freely share and remix what's posted...

EFF to Fight Against Telecom Immunity in Tuesday Hearing

San Francisco - On Tuesday, December 2, at 10 a.m., the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will challenge the constitutionality of a federal law aimed at granting immunity to telecommunications companies participating in illegal domestic surveillance.
At Tuesday's hearing, EFF will argue that the flawed FISA Amendments Act (FAA) improperly...

A "Grey Hat" Guide for Security Researchers

In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they publish...


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