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EFF Offers Cooperative Computing Prizes

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is sponsoring cooperative computing awards, with over half a million dollars in prize money, to encourage ordinary Internet users to contribute to solving huge scientific problems. "We're providing incentives to stretch the computational capabilities of the Internet," said Tara Lemmey, EFF's Executive...

Court Allows Unlicensed Crypto Export

Yesterday a federal judge here denied a government motion to silence mathematician Daniel Bernstein. On August 25, District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel declared the Commerce Department's cryptography regulations unconstitutional. Judge Patel also issued an injunction to prohibit prosecution of Prof. Bernstein and others who publish Prof. Bernstein's work. In...

Crypto Export Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

The Federal District Court here struck down Commerce Department export restrictions on the privacy technology called encryption yesterday, concluding that "the encryption regulations are an unconstitutional prior restraint in violation of the First Amendment." For the first time, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ordered the government not to prosecute or harass...

Bernstein Encryption Hearing Press Conference

WHAT: Press Conference Immediately following oral arguments in front of Federal Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Professor Dan Bernstein, his lawyer and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will hold a press conference. After brief statements issued by each, there will be a media question and answer period. NOTE: This will be the...

Professor Asks for Constitutional Review of New Encryption Regs

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Attorney +1 301 375 8856, ssteele@eff.org John Gilmore, Founding Board Member +1 415 221 6524, gnu@toad.com Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail +1 415 341 2585, cindy@mcglashan.com San Francisco - Laywers for Professor Dan Bernstein today asked the Government to delay enforcement of new...

Court Declares Crypto Restrictions Unconstitutional

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Attorney 301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org John Gilmore, Founding Board Member 415/221-6524, gnu@toad.com Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail 415/341-2585, cindy@mcglashan.com San Francisco - On Monday, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel struck down Cold War export restrictions on the privacy technology called cryptography. Her decision knocks out a...

Judge Patel to Decide if Government Restrictions on Cryptography Violate the First Amendment

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Counsel 301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org John Gilmore, Founding Board Member 415/221-6524, gnu@toad.com Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail 415/341-2585, cindy@mcglashan.com San Francisco, CA -- On Friday, September 20, 1996, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel will hold hearings in a case with far-reaching implications for personal privacy, U.S...

Law Professor Sues Federal Government Over Computer Privacy Issues

For Immediate Release Cleveland, Wednesday, August 7, 1996 For More Information Contact: Raymond Vasvari (216) 522-1925 Gino Scarselli (216) 291-8601 More Information Will Be Available at: URL: http://samsara.law.cwru.edu _________________________________________________________________ A Case Western Reserve University law professor filed suit today in federal court, challenging government regulations which restrict his ability to...

Bernstein Files for Partial Summary Judgment in Crypto Case

July 26, 1996 Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Counsel 301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org Mike Godwin, Staff Counsel 510/548-3290, mnemonic@eff.org Lori Fena, Executive Director 415/436-9333, lori@eff.org San Francisco, CA -- A University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member who is suing the U.S. Department of State will file a motion Friday...

Federal Court Denies Government's Motion to Dismiss Bernstein Case, Acknowledges Source Code as Speech

April 17, 1996 Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Counsel 301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org Lori Fena, Executive Director 415/436-9333, lori@eff.org Denying the government's motion for dismissal in mathematician Daniel Bernstein's suit against the State Department, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California ruled Monday that source code in...

Crypto Export Controls on Trial - Come on Down!

On October 20th in San Francisco, we'll have the first public hearing in the EFF/Bernstein lawsuit, which seeks to have the export laws on cryptography declared unconstitutional. You are invited! Meet at the Federal Building in San Francisco, 450 Golden Gate Avenue. The first "oral arguments" in the Bernstein crypto...

Letter to 60 Minutes

60 Minutes CBS News 555 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Dear 60 Minutes, Your February 26 story on computer security missed the most important point -- the United States Government requires network providers to keep their systems easily exploited. Encryption would enable companies to thwart unwanted intrusion by...

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