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EFF Fights to Shield Email from Secret Government Searches

Email Deserves Same Constitutional Protections as Phone Calls, Postal Mail San Francisco - The government must have a search warrant before it can search and seize emails stored by email service providers, according to a friend-of-the-court brief filed last week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of...

New DMCA Exemptions Granted

The Copyright Office/Library of Congress today issued its determination in the latest triennial DMCA exemption rule-making. Six exemptions were granted, the largest number so far. Persons making noninfringing uses of the following six classes of works will not be subject to the prohibition against circumventing access controls (17 U.S.C...

Sarasota Voters File Lawsuit for Re-vote in Congressional Race

Local Voters Supported by Election Advocacy Groups Including EFF Tallahassee, FL - Voters from Sarasota County announced today that they are filing suit in state court in Tallahassee asking for a re-vote in Florida's 13th congressional district. The suit alleges that thousands of citizens were disenfranchised when massive undervotes plagued...

EFF Files Suit for Answers About New International Air Passenger Data Deal

Department of Homeland Security Dodges Records' Disclosure Washington DC - The FLAG Project at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today, demanding information about a new agreement on the handling of air passenger data from flights between the European Union (EU) and...

Florida Voters to Sue for Re-vote in Sarasota Congressional Race

Press Conference Tuesday, November 21, 2006 by EFF, Voter Action, People For the American Way Foundation, the ACLU of Florida Tallahassee, FL - The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Voter Action, People For the American Way Foundation, and the ACLU of Florida will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce a lawsuit...
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Petition Urging Smithsonian Sunshine

Back in April 2006, it came to light that the Smithsonian Institution had signed an exclusive 30-year deal with Showtime to create a new cable channel. The catch? It effectively would give Showtime exclusive access to the Smithsonian collections for certain uses. Read our previous posts (1, 2...

Sample Trolls Killing Hip Hop?

Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu identifies an emerging threat to sample-based creativity in hip hop, the "sample troll": The rise of rap presented a golden opportunity for Bridgeport. After years of demanding fees, in 2001, Bridgeport launched nearly 500 counts of copyright infringement against more than 800 artists and labels...

First RFIDs, Now Fingerprints Used to Track Students in Schools

Despite complaints from privacy advocates and parents, schools in states across the country are considering using fingerprint scans to track students. Kids at Sandlapper Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina have their fingerprints scanned to pay for their breakfast and check out library books, while officials at the Hope Elementary School...

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