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Bernstein v. US Department of Justice

EFF established that computer code is speech and shielded the developers of privacy-protecting software from government censorship. In 1995, researcher Dan Bernstein planned to distribute an encryption program he had written that could help prevent strangers from snooping on online communications, discovering passwords, and stealing credit card numbers. But draconian...

Blizzard v. BNETD

At issue in this case was whether three software programmers who created the BnetD game server -- which interoperates with Blizzard video games online -- were in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Blizzard Games' end user license agreement (EULA). BnetD was an open source program that...

BUMA_v_Kazaa

Directory of information on Netherlands entertainment industry organizations' suit against Kazaa (a P2P software company) for the Dutch equivalent of contributory copyright infringement.
Privacy

Bunnell v. MPAA

In Bunnell v. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) EFF filed a brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that federal wiretapping law protects emails from unauthorized interception while they are temporarily stored on the email servers that transmit them. This case was brought against the MPAA...

Burd v. Cole

After EFF intervened in the case, an Oklahoma school superintendent dropped his attempt to unmask the identities of a website operator and all registered users of an Internet message board devoted to discussion of local public schools. The superintendent sued anonymous speakers who criticized him on an online message board...

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...
Officer Friendly Asks: "May I Search Your Digital Device?"

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...

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