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EFF in the News

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.

June 15, 2011
Intellectual Property Watch

A US judge ruled yesterday that copyright “troll” Righthaven lacked legal authorisation to bring an infringement lawsuit because it did not have ownership of the copyright in question, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The case could have an impact on the future prospects of so-called copyright troll cases, EFF said.

June 15, 2011
PressReleasePoint

"We are pleased that the Court saw through Righthaven's sham assignment of the copyright and dismissed its improper claim," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl. "Today's decision shows that Righthaven's copyright litigation business model is fatally flawed, and we expect the decision to have wide effect on the over 270 other cases Righthaven has brought."

June 15, 2011
Vegas, Inc

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 14, 2011
CNN

EFF's Jillian York comments on the revelation that a popular Syrian blog was a work of fiction.

June 14, 2011
Engadget

We spoke with Julie Samuels of the EFF, who explained that filing for a declaratory judgment could theoretically enable NYT and OpinionLabs to have trials held in California and Illinois, where the declaratory judgments were filed, instead of the Eastern District of Texas -- the notoriously plaintiff-friendly court where Lodsys filed its suit against seven devs on May 31st.

June 14, 2011
boingboing

Hugh from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez ,"In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas today dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven LLC.

June 13, 2011
boingboing

EFF's new member t-shirts are great: a Tron-esque "I fight for the users" motto on the back, a fireball-cannon winged mecha on the front!

June 12, 2011
Catholic Online

Microsoft won support from such rivals as Apple, Google and even open-source advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation.

June 11, 2011
The H Online

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has begun the EFF Tor Challenge to encourage the creation of more relays for the anonymising network.

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