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Three Media Mistakes on Warrantless Wiretapping

Here's a game you can play when reading or watching news about the President's warrantless wiretapping program. There are a few mistakes that the media keeps repeating over and over and over — see if you can spot them. ">Friday night's exchange on PBS News Hour between host Judy...

Animal Welfare Group Battles Online Censorship of Rodeo Videos

Chicago - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a federal court today 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...

Leading Intellectual Property Attorney Joins EFF

San Francisco - Michael Kwun has joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as a new Senior Intellectual Property Staff Attorney, bringing years of copyright, trademark, and patent litigation experience to EFF's legal team. Kwun comes to EFF from Google. As the company's Managing Counsel, Litigation, he was responsible for defending...

McCain Campaign Staffed By Telecom Immunity Lobbyists

Senator John McCain's presidential campaign has strong connections to the high-powered lobbyists employed by AT&T and other telecommunications companies to escape from responsibility for violations of federal law, with paid lobbyists occupying prominant positions in the upper echelons. Last fall Newsweek reported on the telecom's "secretive lobbying campaign to...

EFF Asks Judge to Block Unmasking of MySpace User

Cook County, IL - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a judge in Illinois Wednesday to reject an attempt to identify an anonymous MySpace user who allegedly posted fake profiles of an Illinois official because the request would violate both the First Amendment and federal statute. In May, Cicero Town...

Prince Issues One Takedown Too Many

It's a familiar story: A fan uploads a video shot at a Prince concert to YouTube, and that video promptly disappears the moment Prince's lawyers issue a DMCA takedown notice. It may seem silly to many fans, but the DMCA instructs content hosting sites to respond to copyright complaints by...

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