For years, patent trolls have exploited a rule that lets them file disputes in any court in the United States. One district with particularly plaintiff-friendly practices hears nearly half of all patent cases in the country.
Cases should be litigated in courts that have a meaningful connection to the dispute, not where one party thinks it can get an advantage. The VENUE Act would make the process of determining venue more fair for both sides.
The fight between the FBI and Apple isn’t just about one phone or one company. It is the fight of every person who believes in a future where technology does not come at the cost of privacy or individual security. Join EFF, the ACLU, and Access Now in urging President Obama to stand up for security.
At the FBI’s request, a magistrate in Riverside, CA, canceled this week’s hearing in the case over the FBI’s order to compromise iPhone security. We’re grateful to everyone who stood up for security and showed the FBI that the world was watching. But the fight is far from over.
Bassel Khartabil, open source developer, Wikipedian, and free culture advocate, was taken from his friends and family four years ago. EFF joins Human Rights Watch and 30 other organizations in demanding that the Syrian authorities reveal the whereabouts of Bassel and release him immediately.
As the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) meets in Boston this week, EFF is there to send the message that supporting DRM (digital rights management) is bad for the Web, bad for interoperability, and bad for W3C itself.
The Freedom of Information Act, the 50-year-old government transparency law, is badly in need of an update. The Senate recently passed a bill that would improve FOIA in a few important ways, but a much stronger reform is still needed.
The Examiner digs into the disturbing trend of local law enforcement collecting massive amounts of data on drivers.
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is at a crossroads. Governments, law enforcement, and business interests have been pressuring ICANN to go beyond its limited mission, and some of those proposals have disturbing implications for everyone who uses the Internet. March 31, 2016 San Francisco, CA
Join EFF’s Lisa Wright and William Theaker for an informative workshop on encryption apps for Android and iOS. Please bring your mobile phone so you can install the apps, and bring a friend so you can try them out! April 7, 2016 San Francisco, CA
Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen and Membership Coordinator Maggie Kazmierczak will be representing EFF at LinuxFest Northwest. Stop by our table in the expo hall to learn what EFF is up to and how you can get involved. April 24, 2016 Belllingham, WA