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Telecoms File Letters on House Committee's Inquiries on Warrantless Wiretapping

The telecoms have returned letters to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's requests for information about secret warrantless wiretapping programs. The responses seem to have failed to significantly advance the Committee's investigation on government surveillance programs, prompting a diplomatic response from Representative Bart Stupak, chairman of the Subcommittee on...

EFF Suit Demands Telecom Lobbying Records from Director of National Intelligence

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) today, demanding any information about telecommunications companies' efforts to get off the hook for their role in the government's illegal electronic surveillance of...

YouTube's Copyright Filter: New Hurdle for Fair Use?

Google has announced its long-awaited copyright filtering (or "video identification," if you prefer) mechanism for YouTube. Based on initial reports and discussions with Google, the system will be good news for copyright owners and bad news for people who post unauthorized verbatim copies of popular copyrighted material. But what about...

EFF Website Overhaul!

As you may have noticed if you're hitting the site directly, rather than our RSS feeds, we've just launched a full site redesign and restructure. It's been a long time coming, and we're way excited about it! We’ve made some design and navigational changes that should be immediately apparent. But...

Illegal Government Surveillance Opens Door to More Privacy Violations

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a congressional committee today that the government's illegal dragnet electronic surveillance opens the door to even more privacy violations for ordinary Americans. The sheer volume of personal information collected and the databases in which that information is stored create a giant...

Capitol v. Thomas: The Key Appeal Issue

In the upcoming appeal of the $222,000 judgment against Ms. Jammie Thomas, the outcome will likely turn on Jury Instruction #15, which equates "making available" with "distributing" a copyrighted work. If the appeals court rejects that jury instruction, the verdict against Ms. Thomas would have to be thrown...

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