EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group concerned with digital issues, put it a bit more bluntly in a post: “BART Pulls a Mubarak in San Francisco.”
CDT was intensively engaged in the proceeding of the California PUC, working in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and represented by the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. In the course of the California proceeding, CDT and EFF laid out a comprehensive data privacy framew
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, too, said it was unlikely to file a lawsuit over the disabling of wireless reception for three hours.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said BART’s actions constituted an unconstitutional breach of protesters’ First Amendment rights. A blog post on the San Francisco civil rights group’s website likened the subway’s move to Egypt’s decision to cut internet access to quell protests: “Bart Pulls a Mubarak in San Francisco.”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), that bastion of First Amendment defense (but also, paradoxically, of privacy protection — you get to say whatever you want, just not about me), predictably protested on its Website, likening BART officials to Hosni Mubarak, in reference to the former dictator’s attempt to shut down protests against his government by interfering with the communications network in Egypt.
The attorneys with the Electronic Frontier Foundation said Righthaven’s response to their motion for attorney’s fees failed to address the controlling case law, so they’re increasing their fee demand from the original discounted amount of $166,718 to a "full freight" award of $199,250.
Civil liberties organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as well as the hacktivist group known as Anonymous, are now vociferously objecting.
“Reexaminations are often times a tool used to stay ongoing litigation,” said Julie Samuels, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights advocacy group. “It’s much, much cheaper than federal litigation, which on average costs between two and five million dollars.”
"Something you post even in jest could have deep ramifications for your life," said Rainey Reitman, activism director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
This afternoon, I briefly spoke to Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about the potential legal issues raised by the action. EFF is a digital rights advocacy group based in San Francisco.