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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The EFF is proud to be a Community Partner for the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival, where we're excited to help present Nicholas de Pencier's "Black Code" at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). "From Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts to Brazilian activists using social media to livestream...

EFF to Court: Requiring Universities to Ban Anonymous Online Speech Platforms on Campus is Counterproductive and Unconstitutional

Requiring public universities to ban access to anonymous online speech platforms would undermine activism occurring on those campuses and violate the First Amendment, EFF argued in a brief filed on Thursday. Plaintiffs in the case, Feminist Majority Foundation et al. v. University of Mary Washington, claim that university officials...
Music & Copyright

Happy Together Once More: The California Supreme Court and Congress Take Up The Question of Copyright in Old Music Recordings

Federal copyright law doesn’t give artists and labels the right to control most ways music recordings are played in public. That’s how FM and AM radio stations work. That’s how stores playing soothing “don’t you want to buy something?” music work. And that’s how restaurants playing music at an uncomfortably...

EFF to Court: Linking Is Not Copyright Infringement

Los Angeles, California—Playboy Entertainment's lawsuit accusing acclaimed website Boing Boing of copyright infringement—for doing nothing more than reporting on a historical collection of Playboy centerfolds—is groundless and should be thrown out, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal court today. As EFF and co-counsel Durie Tangri...

EFA Organizers' Teleconference

Are you part of a student group, community organization, or hacker space? If not, do you know others who share your concerns about digital rights? Whether you're working to raise a voice in your community for privacy, security, creativity, access to knowledge, and free expression—or whether you're looking for ways...

DRM Puts the Brakes on Innovation

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make...

FOIA Workshop Hosted by Lucy Parsons Labs

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event: Lucy Parsons Labs (LPL) is a Chicago based non-profit that uses public records laws, including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) FOIA is a law that forces certain government institutions to release information when requested...

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