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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...

Hersh v. Cohen

EFF has served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters. The subpoenas stem from a state lawsuit filed by New York residents Miriam and Michael Hersh alleging a conspiracy to interfere...
Steven Soderbergh

Huntsman v. Soderbergh

EFF protected innovation and fair use by defending "intermediate" copying. Major motion picture studies filed a copyright infringement suit against two companies that made and distributed copies of movies with sexual and violent content removed. To make those copies, the companies first made an initial, "intermediate" copy of the entire...

In re Bilski

In re Bilski (captioned Bilski v. Kappos at the Supreme Court) is an appellate court case dealing with the patentability of business method patents. By way of background Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw applied for a patent on methods for hedging risks for commodities trading. The Patent Office rejected their...

In Re: Matter of Search Warrant (Boston College)

A Boston College computer science student has asked a Massachusetts court to quash an invalid search warrant for his dorm room that resulted in campus police illegally seizing several computers an iPod a cell phone and other technology. EFF is representing the student who has petitioned the court for the...

In re: Sony BMG Music Entertainment et. al

EFF urged a federal appeals court to allow the live webcasting of a hearing in one of the thousands of lawsuits that have been brought against users of peer-to-peer file-sharing systems. The District Court granted defendant Joel Tennenbaum's request to allow an upcoming hearing to be webcast on the website...
Trademark

J.K. Harris v. Taxes.com Litigation

EFF protected website owners free speech rights against overreaching trademark claims. Taxes.com showed up frequently in search engine results for "J.K. Harris," a chief competitor criticized on the website. J.K. Harris asked a federal court to deem this a violation of trademark law. Instead, the court rejected the claim and...

Jewel v. NSA

In Jewel v. NSA, EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal unconstitutional and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records. Filed in 2008, Jewel v. NSA is aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of...
Jib Jab

JibJab Media v. Ludlow Music ("This Land"Parody)

This Song Belongs to You and Me Standing up for the public's right to make legal, fair uses of copyrighted material, EFF successfully defended the creators of a parody flash animation piece using Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" - and uncovered evidence that the classic folk song is...

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