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EFF Goes to Court for Coder’s Rights, License Plate Records

Two Hearings This Week: Appeal of Andrew “weev” Auernheimer CFAA Conviction in Philadelphia; License Plate Reader Records Case in Los Angeles
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March 18, 2014
Two Hearings This Week: Appeal of Andrew “weev” Auernheimer CFAA Conviction in Philadelphia; License Plate Reader Records Case in Los Angeles

UPDATE: The Los Angeles hearing has been postponed until April.

Courts in Los Angeles and Philadelphia will hear arguments about coder's rights and the collection of license plate data in noteworthy Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) cases this week.

Andrew "weev" Auernheimer Case CFAA Case:

On Wednesday, George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr will argue on behalf of computer security researcher Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, who was prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after he revealed a massive security flaw in AT&T's website. EFF is part of Auernheimer's appeals team, and Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury will be in attendance and available for interviews.

WHAT: Oral Argument in U.S. v. Andrew Auernheimer

WHERE: Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Albert Branson Maris Courtroom
601 Market Street, 19th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18 10 a.m. EDT

For background on Auernheimer's appeal: https://www.eff.org/cases/us-v-auernheimer

Lawsuit Over License Plate Reader Records:

UPDATE: This hearing has been postponed until April.

On Friday, EFF Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch and ACLU of Southern California Senior Staff Attorney Peter Bibring will argue for the release of Los Angeles automatic license plate reader records in this California Public Records Act lawsuit.

WHAT: Oral Argument in EFF and ACLU of Southern California v. Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

WHERE: Los Angeles County Superior Court
Judge James Chalfant, Department 85
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 North Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHEN: Friday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. PDT

For background on EFF's case: https://www.eff.org/foia/automated-license-plate-readers

Contacts:

Hanni Fakhoury
   Staff Attorney
   Electronic Frontier Foundation
   hanni@eff.org

Jennifer Lynch
   Staff Attorney
   Electronic Frontier Foundation
   jlynch@eff.org

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