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Trump’s FBI Pick Has a Troubling History on Digital Liberties

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, will begin his confirmation process next week , giving lawmakers an opportunity to press him on his previous statements about expansive surveillance authorities and aggressive copyright prosecution. Defense of the USA PATRIOT Act During his tenure as Assistant...
Ruth Taylor

Photographer Attacked by Ludicrous Online Voting Patent

Ruth Taylor never expected that her hobby would get her sued for patent infringement. Her photography website, Bytephoto.com, barely made enough advertising revenue to cover hosting costs. The site hosts user-submitted photos and runs weekly competitions, decided by user vote, for the best. Ruth’s main business is her own photography...
John Perry Barlow portrait with Declaration text

A July 4 Message from EFF Co-founder John Perry Barlow

There’s no need to make America great again. America has been great since it became the first nation on Earth where a set of ideas became the ruling principles of governance. America was great when it was established that authority did not come from divine right, or indeed anything beyond...

Don’t Trust in Antitrust Law to Protect Net Neutrality

Back in 2014, we considered many possible ways of protecting net neutrality that would not rely on the FCC, including antitrust law. Unfortunately, U.S. antitrust law is not up to the challenge. Antitrust law is an economic doctrine that gives little if any weight to freedom of expression and other...

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