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Condition or Covenant, and Why Should You Care?

Imagine that you write some code, and offer it to the public under an open source license that requires that if someone distributes modified versions of the code, the modified versions also be open sourced. Now assume someone distributes modified versions of your code, but fails to open source the...

EFF Urges Judge to Lift Gag Order on MIT Students

Boston - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal judge Tuesday to lift an unconstitutional gag order issued to three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) whose academic research uncovered vulnerabilities in Boston's transit fare payment system. A hearing on the temporary restraining order is set for...

Universities Quietly Fighting Back Against RIAA Tactics

Students that receive notices from the RIAA accusing them of illegal filesharing don't have many options. Innocent or not, their choices are limited to either paying the $3000-$5000 settlement, or going to court — where the RIAA's deep pockets guarantee an outrageously expensive legal battle. But universities themselves do have...

EFF Designer "Live Painting" Wiretapping Mural

EFF Designer/Activist Hugh D'Andrade will be "live painting" a mural about warrantless wiretapping -- revealing what really happens inside the secret NSA-controlled room at AT&T's San Francisco facility, as part of a show of political cartoons at the Mission Cultural Center. Friday, August 15th, 2008 7-9 pm Experimental Cartoon-Drawing Exhibition...

MIT Students Gagged by Federal Court Judge

Las Vegas - Three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were ordered this morning by a federal court judge to cancel their scheduled presentation about vulnerabilities in Boston's transit fare payment system, violating their First Amendment right to discuss their important research. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents...
Transparency

Public Pressure Mounts Against Invasive Border Searches

Random, invasive laptop searches and other digital privacy violations at the U.S. border are facing increasing pressure from the public and Congress. One of the big complaints EFF and others have had is the lack of information and accountability about the intrusive examination of computer files, cell phone directories, and...

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