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EFF at LinuxFest Northwest

Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen is participating in two talks (see the links below for details) so be sure to stop by and find out what EFF is doing now. The event is free and open to the public. Don't forget to check out the membership specials at the EFF...

The Entertainment Industry's Dystopia of the Future

We're not easily shocked by entertainment industry overreaching; unfortunately, it's par for the course. But we were taken aback by the wish list the industry submitted in response to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator's request for comments on the forthcoming "Joint Strategic Plan" for intellectual property enforcement. The comments submitted...

EFF Backs Yahoo! to Protect User from Warrantless Email Search

Denver - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Google and numerous other public interest organizations and Internet industry associations joined with Yahoo! in asking a federal court Tuesday to block a government attempt to access the contents of a Yahoo! email account without a search warrant based on probable...

Viacom's Legal Attack on YouTube Threatens Online Speech and Innovation

New York - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other nonprofit groups asked a federal judge Monday to reject expansive copyright claims made in lawsuits pending against YouTube. The amicus brief argues that the plaintiffs in those lawsuits are pushing for legal rulings that would undermine federal law and throttle...

EFF at Hack Day at Twitter's Chirp

EFF will have office hours at Hack Day at Twitter's Chirp, April 15 from 11:15 am to noon at The Perch. Stop by! For more info: http://chirp.twitter.com/hack_day.html

Gwen Hinze at OECD Information, Computer and Communications Policy Committee

The 59th meeting of the Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy meeting (ICCP) will be held on March 10-11, 2010. Topics to be discussed are ICT & green growth, ICT & innovation, internet intermediaries: policy implications, among other topics. More information available at http://www.oecd.org/department/0,3355,en_2649_34223_1_1_1_1_1,00.html.

Tiffany v. eBay: What About Put-Back?

Last week, a federal appeals court rejected luxury goods retailer Tiffany’s claim that eBay should be liable for trademark violations on its site based on general knowledge that such infringement is happening (but no specific knowledge of a specific infringement). The ruling is a victory for online service providers...

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