Skip to main content

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

lock icon on hexagonal background

As International Privacy Day is Celebrated, Governments Continue to Chip Away at Privacy Rights

"Effective data protection is vital for our democracies and underpins other fundamental rights and freedoms." - Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
Last Friday, privacy advocates and government officials in countries across the world celebrated the 5th annual International Privacy...

47 U.S.C. § 230: a 15 Year Retrospective

March 4, 2011

Co-sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, this symposium will unite some of the key figures in the history of 47 U.S.C. § 230, widely regarded as the most important internet specific law.
EFF Fellow Jason Schultz will moderate the session on Legislative Perspectives. Later in...

EFF Urges Supreme Court to Crack Down on Bad Patents

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), joined by Public Knowledge and the Apache Software Foundation, urged the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to make it easier to invalidate bad patents -- a decision that would benefit software innovators both large and small.
In an amicus brief filed in...

EFF Files Comments with Copyright Office on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

EFF yesterday filed comments in response to the Copyright Office’s recent Notice of Inquiry regarding the “desirability and means of bringing sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, under Federal jurisdiction.”
Pre-1972 sound recordings are the vestigial tail of copyright law, a subset of works that are carved out...

Copyright Troll Gives Up in Porn-Downloading Case

Dallas, TX - An adult video company has dropped its flawed lawsuit accusing hundreds of Internet users of illegally downloading pornography. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Citizen (PC) are counsel for the anonymous defendants at the request of the court.
Late last week, Mick Haig Productions dismissed...

EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations

EFF has uncovered widespread violations stemming from FBI intelligence investigations from 2001 - 2008. In a report released today, EFF documents alarming trends in the Bureau’s intelligence investigation practices, suggesting that FBI intelligence investigations have compromised the civil liberties of American citizens far more frequently, and to a greater...

From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien will participate on a panel discussion regarding Online Advertising Privacy at Yale Law School's Information Society Project's Spring Symposium.
Additional information will be added as it becomes available.
http://yaleisp.org/2011/01/march-25-from-mad-men-to-mad-bots-advertising-in-the-digital-age/

Atlanta Federal Bar Association Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights

February 7, 2011

Lee Tien, EFF Senior Staff Attorney, will speak about the amicus brief filed by EFF and the Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) urging the United States Supreme Court to protect the free speech rights of videogame creators and users, asking the justices to uphold a ruling throwing...

Privacy issue banner, a colorful graphical representation of a padlock

Mozilla Leads the Way on Do Not Track

Earlier today, Mozilla announced plans to incorporate a Do Not Track feature into their next browser release, Firefox 4.1. Google also announced a new privacy extension today, but we believe that Mozilla is now taking a clear lead and building a practical way forward for people who want...

Pages

Back to top

JavaScript license information