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theSummit on the Hill

theSummit on the Hill Thursday, January 26th, 8:30 PM - 2 AM Washington Hilton - TDL Bar 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20009 We are proud to announce Vegas 2.0's return to ShmooCon with a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation! The same people who bring you theSummit, that...

EFF Urges Court to Reject Baseless Righthaven Appeals

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed two briefs in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today in its ongoing battle to end copyright troll Righthaven LLC's litigation campaign.
Since its founding in January 2010, Righthaven has brought hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits, even though it...

Righthaven v. CIO

Copyright troll Righthaven sued the Center for Intercultural Organizing for copyright infringement, but the case was dismissed in April 2001. The judge ruled that the non-profit organization’s use of the news article was a non-infringing fair use. Righthaven appealed, seeking to rewrite fair use law to vastly expand the scope...

EFF Demands Withdrawal of Bogus Time Zone Database Lawsuit

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has demanded the withdrawal of a bogus copyright infringement lawsuit against the operators of a database of time zone information relied on by software engineers across the globe.
Last September, an astrology software company called Astrolabe filed the suit against Arthur...

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Astrolabe v. Olson

In September of 2011, an astrology software company called Astrolabe filed suit against Arthur David Olson and Paul Eggert, researchers who coordinated the development of a time zone database.Software engineers around the world depend on the time zone database to make sure that time-stamps for email and other files work...

Oregon Defamation Decision Could Chill Free Speech

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged an Oregon district court in a friend-of-the-court brief filed Wednesday to overturn a multi-million dollar defamation verdict against a blogger that could chill free speech.
In December, a jury found Montana blogger Crystal Cox liable for defaming Oregon lawyer David...

The Internet Goes to Washington on January 18

Security Experts and Tech Investors Scheduled to Testify; Worldwide Internet Protest Gathering
There’s some good news in the efforts to stop the Internet blacklist bills (SOPA/PIPA): Representative Darrell Issa, an outspoken SOPA critic and the author of alternative legislation called the OPEN Act, has announced that the Oversight and...

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Iran Escalates Campaign Against Online Expression

The Iranian regime is doing everything they can to scare their citizens into silence. Ranked among the worst in the world in terms of online censorship, Iran has taken harsher, increasingly sophisticated steps to stifle free expression online and condemn the act of information sharing in light of increasing political...
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Obsidian v. Cox

EFF has urged an Oregon district court in a friend-of-the-court brief to overturn a multi-million dollar defamation verdict against a blogger that could chill free speech.
In December, a jury found Montana blogger Crystal Cox liable for defaming Oregon lawyer David Padrick in a highly critical blog post and...

Who Is Flying Unmanned Aircraft in the U.S.?

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), demanding data on certifications and authorizations the agency has issued for the operation of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones.
Drones are designed to carry surveillance equipment – including video cameras,...

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