The best legal minds in the Bay Area gathered to participate in EFF's 8th Annual Cyberlaw Trivia Night last Thursday. Over 120 lawyers and friends from 20 technology law firms and Internet companies attended, making this our largest trivia night to date. EFF's staff joined forces to pull trivial details from the rich canon of privacy, free speech, and intellectual property law, creating seven rounds about privacy and speech, the NSA, fair use in music, and more.

Competition was especially fierce this year as several teams traded the lead back and forth throughout the evening. Our judges discovered that very few cyberlawyers were good at identifying NBA team owners or presidential candidates, though those that were good were very good. A surprising number of teams could properly spell "Wassenaar." And a mirthful contestant ended the evening with a legendarily low score of zero in order to treat our judges to only wrong and humorous answers, like "subpoena blooper" and "can't answer in mixed company."

Please join us in congratulating this year's trivia masterminds:

1st Place: Durie Tangri

2nd Place: Keker and Van Nest LLP

3nd Place: Quantum Squirrel (Lila Bailey, Emily Berger, Cathy Gellis, Marcia Hofmann, Natalie Nicol, Derek Slater, Colette Vogele, and Ridder, Costa, and Johnstone LLP)

EFF hosts the Cyberlaw Trivia Night to gather our friends in the legal community who help protect online freedom in the courts. Among the many firms that continue to dedicate their time, talent, and resources to the cause, we would especially like to thank Durie Tangri and Ridder, Costa, and Johnstone LLP for sponsoring this year’s Bay Area event.

If you're interested in attending or sponsoring an upcoming Cyberlaw Trivia Night event, please email for more information.