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The Mother of Acrimonious Acronyms

As Cardozo law professor Susan Crawford recently noted, there are a lot of "acrimonious acronyms" in the battle over the future of the Internet. One of the most dangerous: the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, better known as CALEA. Back in the Clinton era, the FBI...

Exporting Bad Ideas - House Approves CAFTA

Last week the US continued to bully the world into adopting the very worst aspects of American intellectual property and Internet law, with the House of Representatives approving the US-Dominican Republic - Central America Free Trade Agreement (a.k.a. "CAFTA"). The agreement obligates countries to enact dangerous policies that...

Internet Critic of Delaware Politician Has Right to Anonymity

Message Board Poster Criticized Smyrna Town Council Member’s Job Performance NOTE: This is a press release from Public Citizen, which EFF is recirculating for your information. Washington, DC - A person who posted Internet messages criticizing a Delaware politician's leadership skills has a right to remain anonymous, Public Citizen urged...

EFF15: How I Became a Geek Crusader

I hope you're not reading this blog entry using somebody's open wireless network. It could get you arrested for trespassing. Earlier this month, a Florida man was arrested for sitting outside somebody's house in his car and using their open wifi network. What the hell? The...

EFF15: The Best Laid Plans . . .

I didn't plan to become a copyfighter. As a fresh-faced grad student, I was planning to spend my life as an academic, writing about the social construction of property through the lens of feminist legal theory. But the plan started going a little haywire when I started...

EFF15: No Place I'd Rather Be

Contrary to what you might imagine, watching Elvis and Xena the Warrior Princess casually saunter by doesn't necessarily mean that you've lost your mind. For me, it meant that I was finally home. Rumor has it that working for EFF is a spectacularly cool gig. The secret's out...

Secret Documents About Indymedia Server Disappearance Unsealed

Government Order Demanded Only Logs Web Host Rackspace Handed Over Server San Antonio, TX - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) last week won a motion allowing it to access sealed court documents about the mysterious disappearance of two web servers used to host news websites for Indymedia, a global collective...

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