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Huge Win for Online Journalists' Source Protection

EFF Arguments Secure Reporters' Privilege for Internet News Gatherers San Jose - A California state appeals court ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) petition on behalf of three online journalists Friday, holding that the online journalists have the same right to protect the confidentiality of their sources...

FSF Launching Anti-DRM Campaign

There is a new anti-DRM campaign being started by the Free Software Foundation, and they are organizing a launch event in Seattle for tomorrow. They are looking for supporters to join them, and ask that if you can be in the downtown Seattle area from 8:00am on Tuesday May...

Judge Grants Final Approval for Sony BMG CD Settlement

Customers Will Get Compensation for Flawed Copy-Protection New York - A U.S. District Court judge in New York gave final approval Monday to a settlement for music fans who purchased Sony BMG music CDs containing flawed copy protection programs. "This settlement gets music fans what they thought they were buying...

Internet Test-Taking Patent Draws Official Suspicion

EFF Wins Second Reexamination from Patent Office San Francisco - At the request of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will reexamine a controversial patent for online test-taking from Test.com. The reexamination order is the second granted in just two months after petitions from...

EFF Can Use Critical AT&T Documents in Surveillance Lawsuit

Evidence For Illegal Spying Case Will Remain Under Seal for Now San Francisco - A federal judge in San Francisco ruled today that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) can use critical evidence in its class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. However, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker said the evidence -- three documents...

Judge Denies AT&T Request to Discuss Closing Courtroom

Wednesday's Arguments on Sealed Documents Set for 10am San Francisco - The judge in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT denied a request for a conference today about closing the courtroom from reporters and spectators for tomorrow's hearing in the case, set to begin at 10 a.m...

AT&T Wants Closed Courtroom in Tomorrow's Hearing in Surveillance Case

Telecom Giant Wants to Keep Public Away from Document Debate San Francisco - Lawyers for AT&ampT alerted the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today that it intends to ask the judge to close the courtroom in Wednesday's hearing in EFF's class-action lawsuit. EFF will oppose the request. EFF's suit accuses AT&ampT...

Supreme Court Reverses Dangerous Injunction Rule in eBay Patent Case

Four Justices Question Patent Trolls and Business Methods Patents in Concurring Opinion San Francisco - The United States Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision in the controversial eBay v. MercExchange patent case Monday, invalidating a dangerous precedent that threatened free speech and consumers' rights. Four justices also joined in...

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