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June 17, 2011
Wired News

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge argued in a federal court filing Wednesday that Microsoft’s disabling of Datel’s devices was questionable, and that its DMCA defense was baseless.

“Microsoft effectively asks this court to grant it exclusive rights to sell any and all Xbox-360-compatible memory cards, controllers, and headsets,” (.pdf) the digital rights groups wrote U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Laporte, the judge presiding over the Datel flap in San Francisco.

June 16, 2011
cnet.com privacy-inc

In March of last year, CNET was the first to report the existence of the Digital Due Process coalition, composed of companies including Google, Facebook Microsoft, Loopt, and AT&T, along with liberal, libertarian, and conservative advocacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation that have urged Congress to update the law.

June 16, 2011
Huffington Post: Tech

Moderated by Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Corp. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the debate will feature questions appropriately crowd sourced by the public.

June 16, 2011
CNET News

In March of last year, CNET was the first to report the existence of the Digital Due Process coalition, composed of companies including Google, Facebook Microsoft, Loopt, and AT&T, along with liberal, libertarian, and conservative advocacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation that have urged Congress to update the law.

June 16, 2011
The Inquisitr

The law firm criticized for their “copyright trolling” in an attempt to wring money out of internet users for engaging in nefarious activities such as viewing a YouTube video or quoting an news piece on a message board were majorly smacked down by a judge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation gleefully reports.

June 15, 2011
cnet.com privacy-inc

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU are currently litigating another case (PDF) in Texas over whether existing federal law provides judges with enough autonomy to require search warrants for historical cellular location data.

June 15, 2011
Cnet News

Evercookies are an overt way to track people. But there are subtler fingerprints a browser leaves behind that can help identify who's using a browser, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Peter Eckersley documented last year in his Panopticlick report (PDF.)

June 15, 2011
VegasInc.com

Then along came attorneys for the digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). They succeeded in unsealing Righthaven’s lawsuit contract with Review-Journal owner Stephens Media LLC.

June 15, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle

"They're taking a very blunt instrument designed for the seizure of contraband to take down parts of the Internet," said Corynne McSherry, intellectual property director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco digital civil liberties group.

June 15, 2011
CNET News

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU are currently litigating another case in Texas over whether existing federal law provides judges with enough autonomy to require search warrants for historical cellular location data.

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