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San Mateo Court Litigation

EFF has urged a California state court to suppress evidence gathered by law enforcement from a suspect's iPhone during a warrantless search including phone book contacts called phone numbers emails text messages Internet search history and photos. In this litigation the Daly City California police seized a suspect's password-protected iPhone...

Sapient v. Geller

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is fighting back against Uri Geller -- the "paranormalist" famous for seemingly bending spoons with his mind -- on behalf of a YouTube critic who was silenced by Geller's baseless copyright claims. EFF's client, Brian Sapient, belongs to a group called the "Rational Response Squad,...

Sarasota County Re-vote Filing

EFF and a coalition of voting integrity groups representing Sarasota County voters filed suit in state court in Tallahassee asking for a re-vote in Florida's 13th congressional district. The suit alleges that thousands of citizens were disenfranchised when massive under-votes plagued the tight congressional race between Democrat Christine Jennings and...

Schwarzenegger v. EMA

EFF and The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) have urged the United States Supreme Court to protect the free speech rights of videogame creators and users asking the justices to uphold a ruling throwing out unconstitutional restrictions on violent videogames. At issue is a California law that bans the sale...

SHARK v. PRCA

EFF asked a federal court to protect the free speech rights of an animal welfare group after its video critiques of animal treatment at rodeos were removed from YouTube due to sham copyright claims. The group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) is a non-profit organization that videotapes and photographs...

Shubert v Obama

Shubert v. Obama is a class action on behalf of all Americans against the government, alleging a massive, indiscriminate, illegal National Security Agency (NSA) dragnet of the phone calls and email of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Filed in 2006, Shubert is now the longest running case against the...

Snow v. DirecTV

EFF helped preserve the legal protections for actually private websites while protecting your right to read public websites. This case involved a lawsuit against DirecTV for accessing the public website of anti-DirecTV activists run by plaintiff Michael Snow. The website had a banner and purported Terms of Service forbidding DirecTV...

Sony BMG Litigation Info

EFF held Sony BMG accountable for infecting its customers' computers with software that created grave security vulnerabilities and let the company spy on listening behavior. Sony BMG included the dangerous software on millions of music CDs as part of a misguided attempt to restrict consumer usage. After pushing Sony BMG...

Sorrell v. IMS Health

EFF have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to focus on the privacy issues at stake in a battle over the sale and data mining of medical records urging justices to reverse a ruling that could jeopardize patient privacy. At issue is Vermont's Prescription Confidentially Law which bans pharmacies from selling...

Spocko and ABC/KSFO

EFF warned ABC not to pursue its bogus copyright infringement claims against 'Spocko' -- a blogger who sparked nationwide debate over a San Francisco radio station -- and asked the media giant to retract its baseless threats. The free speech battle began when Spocko posted audio clips of what he...
Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games v. Secret Service Case Archive

EFF set one of the first precedents protecting computer communications from unwarranted government invasion. In 1990, the Secret Service seized the computers of a small company out of Austin, Texas, called Steve Jackson Games. The computers included the company's electronic bulletin board system, a precursor the Internet for exchanging private...

Stone v. Paddock Publications

In March 2010, EFF filed an amicus brief urging the Illinois Court of Appeals to protect the identity of an anonymous critic who upset a local politician. Our brief set forth the appropriate First Amendment standard that should be applied to protect the online critic’s identity from curious or vituperative...

StorageTek v. Custom Hardware

The DMCA has increasingly been used to stymie competition rather than fight "piracy." This case is another example of that trend. Here are the facts: a vendor of high-density storage solutions wants to dominate the aftermarket for maintenance and service of its products. Nothing new here - vendors would love...

Betamax

The Supreme Court's ruling in Sony v. Universal Studios (aka the Betamax case) is a landmark copyright precedent that has sheltered a wide array of technology innovators from lawsuits at the hands of the entertainment industries. In 1984 the Court held that a company -- in this instance a VCR...

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