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EFF Files Amicus Brief with Top French Court to Bring Down Controversial Avia Bill

Legislative efforts to regulate online platforms are underway in many countries. Unfortunately, instead of reflecting about how to put users back in control of their online experiences and how to foster innovation, many governments are opting to make online platforms into the new speech police. The French Avia Bill...
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When the Senate Talks About the Internet, Note Who They Leave Out

In the midst of pandemic and protest, the Senate Judiciary Committee continued on with the third of many planned hearings about copyright. It is an odd moment to be considering whether or not the notice-and-takedown system laid out by Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

Surveillance Self-Defense: Attending Protests in the Age of COVID-19

In the wake of nationwide protests against the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we urge protestors to stay safe, both physically and digitally. Our Surveillance Self Defense (SSD) Guide on attending a protest offers practical tips on how to maintain your privacy and minimize your digital...

The Executive Order Targeting Social Media Gets the FTC, Its Job, and the Law Wrong

This is one of a series of blog posts about President Trump's May 28 Executive Order. Other posts are here, here, and here.The inaptly named Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship seeks to insert the federal government into private Internet speech in several ways. In particular...
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Trump’s Executive Order Threatens to Leverage Government’s Advertising Dollars to Pressure Online Platforms

This is one of a series of blog posts about President Trump's May 28 Executive Order. Other posts can be found here, here, here, and here.The inaptly named Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship (EO) seeks to insert the federal government into private Internet...
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Internet Users of All Kinds Should Be Concerned by a New Copyright Office Report

Outside of the beltway, people all over the United States are taking to the streets to demand fundamental change. In the halls of Congress and the White House, however, many people seem to think the biggest thing that needs to be restructured is the Internet. Last week, the president ...

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