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EFF Backs Court in Protecting Phone Call Privacy

Investigators Need a Warrant to Get Call Content San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) filed an amicus brief last Friday arguing that the government needs a warrant to collect the content of a telephone call, even if that content came...

Online Message Board Fights for Anonymity in Oklahoma

EFF Defends Web Host and 'John Doe' Critic of School Superintendent Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday filed to block an Oklahoma school superintendent's attempt to unmask the identities of a local website's operator and all registered users. The superintendent has sued Internet users who criticized him...

Copyfraud

Professor Jason Mazzone at Brooklyn Law School has just published an interesting article on "copyfraud"--the common practice of putting false copyright notices on public domain materials. Copyfraud is everywhere. False copyright notices appear on modern reprints of Shakespeare's plays, Beethoven's piano scores, greeting card versions of Monet's Water Lilies...

CDT Report on Spyware Enforcement

CDT has issued a useful report summarizing the actions taken so far by law enforcement agencies against spyware and adware vendors. Both federal (FTC and DoJ) and state (Attorneys General) actions are discussed. (As Prof. Eric Goldman points out, there are also a variety of civil cases...

Blogging WIPO: The Development Agenda By The Numbers

For most of day 2 of this week's meeting on the WIPO Development Agenda, we counted. We heard statements from Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and South Africa about the importance of protecting the public domain, balancing intellectual property rights with human rights, and the very real problems facing developing countries ...

Flags through Senate Committee Stage

While the Senate floor was href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2126247">rejecting one flag amendment, the Senate Commerce committee was letting another two&#8212the broadcast flag and audio flag&#8212slip by. Senator Sununu spoke strongly against the flags, noting that we don't need technology mandates that inject federal bureaucrats into technology design decisions, but chose ultimately...

EFF Battles Government's Motion to Dismiss AT&T Surveillance Case

Judge Hears Arguments on 'State Secrets Privilege' and Customer Privacy San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal judge today that the government should not be allowed to use the "state secrets privilege" to preempt the class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses AT&ampT of collaborating with...

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