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Verizon / MCI

These cases, handled by the courts along with Hepting v. AT&T, included a consolidated class action complaint on behalf of customers against various Verizon and MCI entities, alleging wholesale dragnet surveillance. It also included a few cases against Verizon entities arising under various state privacy laws. All of these...

Vernor v. Autodesk

This case tests whether the "first sale doctrine" in copyright law -- which makes it legal to resell, lend, or give away books, CDs, DVDs, and software that you own -- will survive in the digital age of "licensed" content. Timothy Vernor is an online software reseller who tried...

Viacom v. YouTube

In March 2007, Viacom sued YouTube and Google, alleging that they should be held responsible for the copyright infringements committed by YouTube users. The lawsuit sought more than $1 billion in damages and came on the heels of Viacom's delivery of more than 100 000 takedown notices targeting...
Trademark

Visa v. JSL Corporation

The English Language Belongs to Everyone Fighting the over-reach of trademark law, EFF signed on as co-counsel to a small travel services company, JSL, after credit card giant Visa convinced a federal court in Las Vegas to prevent the company from using the domain name "evisa.com." In December of 2003...

Warshak v. United States

EFF and other civil liberties groups filed an amicus brief in Warshak v. United States urging the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hold that the government's seizure of email without a warrant violated the Fourth Amendment and federal privacy statutes as well as the Justice Department's own surveillance...

Warshak v. USA

Update On 6/18/07: Sixth Circuit issues opinion upholding district court's injunction against secret warrantless seizures of email In Warshak v. USA EFF is fighting to make sure that your email is as safe against government intrusion as your phone calls postal mail or the private papers you keep in your...
Copyright Troll

West Virginia Copyright Troll Lawsuits

In a big victory in the fight against copyright trolls a judge in West Virginia has blocked an attempt to unmask accused file sharers in several predatory lawsuits involving the alleged illegal downloading of pornography. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief in the case arguing that the...

White v. Blackwell: Creating True Verifiability in a Battleground State

A federal lawsuit filed by EFF in Ohio offers an unprecedented opportunity to expose and help fix problems related to flawed electronic voting systems. The increased scrutiny of the 2004 presidential campaign revealed an election system in dramatic need of repair. Like numerous states throughout the country Ohio's closely-contested election...

Merkey v. Yahoo SCOX Groklaw et. al.

EFF defended anonymous online speakers from frivolous subpoenas. After suing Internet users who had allegedly made critical comments about him on message boards and blogs, a Utah man asked the court to let him subpoena the names of the anonymous "John Doe" critics. The Utah District Court agreed with EFF...
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MGM v. Grokster

EFF defended the right of innovators to build new technologies without begging Hollywood's permission first. Hollywood has hoped to control innovation by overturning the "Betamax doctrine" - the bedrock principle that the developer of a technology with substantial legal uses cannot be held liable for users' copyright violations. In the...

Microsoft v. i4i

In this case the Supreme Court rejected efforts by EFF, Microsoft and others to make it easier to invalidate a patent. Here’s some background: In court parties have to prove their case by some "standard of proof." In almost all civil cases the standard is "preponderance of the evidence" –...

Mobilisa v. Doe

Software development company seeks identity of John Doe who obtained email initially sent by company's CEO to his mistress and forwarded the email to company employees.

MoveOn Brave New Films v. Viacom

EFF and Stanford Law School's Fair Use Project (FUP) asked a federal court on March 22 2007 to protect the free speech rights of MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films after their satirical send-up of "The Colbert Report" was removed from YouTube following a baseless copyright complaint from media...

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