EFF in the News
Wired magazine last week reported that the EFF wants a U.S. District Judge to award it attorneys' fees and other damages in a copyright infringement suit Righthaven brought against a Nevada blog, the Democratic Underground.
Our friends at the E.F.F. Have been very busy as of late, requesting information under FOIA for all the people.
Well, the raid led directly to the creation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Jackson vs Secret Service is cited as the chief motivator behind its formation), an advocacy group that to this day fights tooth and nail for better education amongst the uninformed as to the rights and benefits of those working with computers and the art and products they create.
According to Seth Schoen with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Flash cookies are stored outside of the browser's control.
The team includes Joe Gratz, the lead attorney in the recent case of EFF/Augusto v Universal Music Group. Troy Augusto was sued by UMG for selling promo CDs on eBay and was represented by the EFF. He won the case, affirming an eBay seller’s right to resell promotional CDs bought from secondhand stores.
"We have always had to completely trust our platform/operating system vendor," Chris Palmer, the technology director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, wrote in an e-mail. "It will always be that way."
Also, organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have a more fundamental problem with the Net neutrality proposed policy, since the EFF just doesn't trust the FCC at all: "Historically, the FCC has sometimes shown more concern for the demands of corporate lobbyists and 'public decency' advocates than it has for individual civil liberties."
In that light, the EFF is demanding Hunt award attorneys’ fees and possibly damages for allegedly wrongly bringing the case against Democratic Underground.
he FBI uses special spyware to track the online actions of suspects, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has learned in secret documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Digital rights group The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is opposed to the USCG's activities, has described the group's lawsuits as "predatory."