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Internet Entrepreneur Joe Kraus Joins EFF Board

Founder of DigitalConsumer.org Is a Perfect Fit for Digital Liberties Organization San Francisco, CA - This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) welcomes the newest member of its executive board, Internet entrepreneur Joe Kraus. The founder of DigitalConsumer.org, a grassroots organization devoted to helping consumers get fair use access to...

You Have 48 Hours to Stop the Broadcast Flag

Rumor is afoot that Hollywood is taking another crack at the Broadcast Flag on Capitol Hill, this time by sneaking a Flag provision into an appropriations bill before the Senate. If what we hear is true, the provision will be introduced before a subcommittee tomorrow and before the full...

MGM v. Grokster Press Conference Following Supreme Court Decision

Note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is participating in this press conference with other members of the Morpheus and Grokster legal teams and public interest groups. We are recirculating this press release from StreamCast (Morpheus) for your information. What: Post-Grokster press conference, with members of the StreamCast (Morpheus) and Grokster legal...

Upholding the Legality of Reverse Engineering

Judges Weigh Issues in Eighth Circuit Videogame Case St. Louis, MO - Judges in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments this morning in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that pits the large videogame corporation against three game-loving software developers. The developers were sued because they created...
Privacy

Why Isn't Secure Flight Grounded?

This week brought yet another privacy scandal for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) fundamentally flawed "Secure Flight" passenger surveillance program. The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) chief privacy officer, Nuala O' Connor-Kelly, is launching an investigation to find out whether the program broke federal privacy law by hiding from the...
Free Speech

EFF Releases Legal Guide for Bloggers

Whether you're a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer, you've been seeing more and more stories pop up every day about bloggers getting in trouble for what they post. Like all journalists and publishers, bloggers sometimes publish information that other people don't want published. You might, for example...

Justice for Bloggers

EFF Announces its New Legal Guide for Bloggers San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to release a document that informs bloggers of their legal rights. EFF's "Legal Guide for Bloggers" is a collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) designed to educate bloggers about their...

Ode to "Stealing"

glenn mcdonald is the former author of the "Internet-famous" weekly music column "The War Against Silence." Although he hung up the column last year after 500 consecutive installments, he's back for an encore that is well worth reading. Dearest Industry, I write today in what began, at least...

Rush Speaks

Representative Holt took a moment from his busy day to express his thanks to the hundreds of volunteer lobbyists and to reiterate his strong belief that his bill needs to be passed: "These people came to Washington on their own -- on their own time, at their own expense --...

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