EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) expects Apple to step up and defend developers. An EFF blog post declares, "We've been waiting expectantly for Apple to step up and protect the app developers accused of patent infringement solely for using a technology that Apple required they use in order to sell their apps in Apple's App Store."
Julie Samuels, a Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said Apple should join forces with its developers to dispute patent infringement complaints Lodsys, LLC sent to several independent iOS app-makers last week.
Radio interview with EFF's Jillian York and Peter Eckersley.
More than 900 people are estimated to have died in street protests in Syria as Bashar Al-Asad’s government cracks down on dissent. The regime has also taken its fight online, exploiting activists’ reliance on social networking sites in order to combat opposition. The EFF's Jillian York talks about the innovative ways the regime is trying to use the internet against activists.
In a post on the group's blog today, EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels said Apple has put developers in a difficult position by requiring them to use within their apps in-app purchase (IAP), a mechanism that's been targeted by a third-party group that says the technology infringes on its patents.
On Thursday, the ACLU, in conjunction with the EFF, asked a federal judge to open those dockets to the public.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation posted some thoughtful commentary on the ongoing issue between patent holder Lodsys and Apple iOS developers regarding in-app purchases Friday.
In its suit filed Thursday, The Electronic Frontier Foundation insists that the DOJ turn over the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, first requested by McClatchy Newspapers through the Freedom of Information Act.
The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel violated federal open-records laws by refusing to release the memo.
Our guy Bryan reported on the company already, as have numerous bloggers and news outlets the world over, but the EFF is the first powerful legal entity to speak up on what’s going down, and their quick support should be at least some comfort to affected developers while they wait for Apple’s response.