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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 the day...

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 Microsoft...

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 of...

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 its...

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...

Early Lessons from the Tunisian Revolution

Last week's post about the increasingly draconian and desperate measures the Tunisian government was taking to censor bloggers, journalists, and activists online was rapidly made irrelevant by subsequent events. Over the next few days, Tunisian dictator El Abidine Ben Ali promised not to run for re-election in 2014, then...

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