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Elektra v. Barker

This is one of the thousands of cases filed by RIAA member companies against individuals for P2P file sharing. EFF filed an amicus brief on behalf of the defendant asking the court to reject the recording industry's claims that file sharing infringes the distribution right. (According to the recording industry...

Elektra v. Dennis

This is one of the thousands of cases filed by RIAA member companies against individuals for P2P file sharing. EFF filed an amicus brief on behalf of the defendant asking the court to reject the recording industry's claims that file sharing infringes the distribution right. (According to the recording industry...

Eli Lilly Zyprexa Litigation

EFF is defending the First Amendment rights of a citizen-journalist to link from a public "wiki" to electronic copies of damaging internal Eli Lilly documents relating to the controversial prescription drug Zyprexa. EFF's client an anonymous citizen-journalist posted the links on the wiki located at http://zyprexa.pbwiki.com.. Eli Lilly complained...

Embroidery Software Protection Coalition v. Ebert & Weaver

EFF successfully blocked a brazen attempt to unmask the identities of anonymous members of an online discussion group for embroidery fans. The online group was created to share information about a long-running campaign to threaten purchasers of embroidery designs and software with copyright infringement lawsuits. The Embroidery Software Protection Coalition...
DMCA Safe Harbors

EMI v. MP3Tunes

In a legal battle over Internet music storage that could impact innovation and free expression on the Internet EFF Public Knowledge and other public interest groups asked a federal judge in an amicus brief to protect the "safe harbor" rules for online content in EMI v. MP3Tunes. MP3Tunes offers a...

Facebook v. Power Ventures

EFF has urged a San Francisco federal court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss Facebook's claims that criminal law is violated when its users opt for an add-on service that helps them aggregate their information from a variety of social networking sites. Power Ventures was a company...

First Cash v. John Doe

John Doe is an anonymous poster on an internet message board who made some statements critical of Plaintiff First Cash a Texas-based chain of pawn shops and check cashing services. First Cash sued doe in Texas claiming breach of contract on the claim that Doe "may have been" an employee...

Fix Wilson Yard v. City of Chicago

EFF has asked an Illinois Circuit Court judge to quash subpoenas aimed at outing opponents of a controversial city project. In December local residents filed a lawsuit in state court against the city of Chicago and local developers challenging the legality of a development project in the city’s Uptown neighborhood...

Fonovisa v. Alvarez

This is one of the thousands of cases filed by RIAA member companies against individuals for P2P file sharing. EFF filed an amicus brief on behalf of the defendant asking the court to reject the recording industry's claims that file sharing infringes the distribution right. (According to the recording industry...

Frankel v. Lyons (Barney)

EFF defended the free speech rights of a website publisher who had repeatedly received baseless threats from the corporate owners of Barney the Dinosaur. The Lyons Partnership wrongly claimed that Dr. Stuart Frankel's online parody of Barney violated copyright and trademark laws. EFF filed suit on Dr. Frankel's behalf, forcing...

Free Speech Coalition v. Holder

EFF has filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal court judge to block two criminal statutes that unconstitutionally limit the free expression of millions of adults who use the Internet and other electronic forms of communication bringing the threat of criminal sanctions for private lawful speech. At issue are provisions...

Fuller v. Doe

EFF and the California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) asked a California appeals court to scrutinize a chemical company's attempt to strip the anonymity from a participant in an online message board. The participant posted information that H.B. Fuller Co. claims could only have been obtained through a company "town hall...

Gatehouse Media Massachusetts I Inc. v. The New York Times Co.

On December 22 2008 GateHouse Media sued the New York Times alleging that the "hyper-local" news aggregation pages on the New York Times-owned site Boston.com infringed its copyright and trademark rights. At the judge's order the case proceeded on an extraordinarily expedited basis with a bench trial set to begin...

Government demands Twitter records of Birgitta Jonsdottir

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union represent Birgitta Jonsdottir a member of the Icelandic Parliament in response to the efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to seek information and records about her online activities as part of the investigation into Wikileaks. The case is...

Hepting v. AT&T

In Hepting v. AT&T, EFF sued the telecommunications giant on behalf of its customers for violating privacy law by collaborating with the NSA in the massive, illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications. Evidence in the case included undisputed evidence provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark...

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