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Capitol v. Foster

On August 10 2006 EFF along with the American Association of Law Libraries the ACLU and Public Citizen filed an amicus brief with an Oklahoma district court urging the judge to award attorney's fees to an innocent defendant who successfully fought the recording industry when it sued her for the...

Capitol v. Thomas

The filesharing case of Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset has a long, convoluted history. In October 2007, a jury found Jammie Thomas-Rasset liable for copyright infringement for file sharing, and awarded a $222,000 penalty for sharing 24 songs on a peer-to-peer network. That was an award of $9,250 per...

CCR v Bush

This case is brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of lawyers and others working with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. It is based on the chilling effect on their ability to defend their clients due to the targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA that has been admitted by...

Chamber of Commerce v. Servin

EFF and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP are defending the Yes Men and other activists in a lawsuit filed against them by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over political criticism of the Chamber's stance on climate change legislation. In mid-October of 2009 the activists staged a "press conference" in which the...

Chamberlain Group Inc. v. Skylink Technologies Inc.

Opening the (Garage) Door to Free Competition Fighting the abuse of copyright law to stifle competition, EFF helped Skylink score an important victory in the Federal Circuit that puts much-needed limits on the controversial "anti-circumvention" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Chamberlain, the manufacturer of garage doors, invoked...
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City of Ontario v. Quon

EFF urged the United States Supreme Court to ensure that modern communications methods such as text messages retain the constitutional privacy protections applied to earlier technologies in an amicus brief filed in City of Ontario v. Quon. EFF was joined on this brief by the America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU...

Columbia v. Bunnell

(aka Movies Studios v. TorrentSpy) In this copyright infringement case the district court issued a dangerous ruling compelling TorrentSpy to create and store logs of its users' activities as part of electronic discovery obligations in a civil lawsuit. TorrentSpy was a popular search engine that indexed materials made publicly available...

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. 141 Internet Domain Names

EFF the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged a Kentucky Court of Appeals in November of 2008 to vacate a lower court's order authorizing the seizure of more than 100 Internet domain names associated with websites operating around the globe. The seizure...

CoStar v. LoopNet

On June 20 2006 EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The case began when CoStar a real estate information database subpoenaed LoopNet an online real...

Craigslist v. Superior Court of California

EFF and a coalition of public interest groups and law professors have asked a California appeals court to protect craiglist from a lawsuit that could spur websites to be less helpful in responding to complaints about user behavior. In Scott P. v. craigslist Inc. the plaintiff complained about a series...

Diebold v. North Carolina Board of Elections

EFF fought for transparent elections, forcing e-voting companies to comply with North Carolina state law. In November 2005, Diebold Election Systems filed suit against the North Carolina Board of Elections to avoid a law requiring vendors to place their machines' source code into escrow. EFF intervened in the case, getting...

Diehl v. Crook

EFF filed suit on November 1 2007 against the man behind "craigslist-perverts.org" -- a website that publicized responses to fake personal advertisements posted on Craigslist.org -- on behalf of an online journalist who criticized the controversial outing campaign and received legal threats in return. In a March 2007 settlement Crook...

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