EFF in the News
I have no quarrel with copyright holders cracking down on blatant infringements online. What troubles me is when copyright holders use technology to cast a legal dragnet that snares legitimate users of content as well as pirates. Righthaven appears to have done so in at least a handful of cases, prompting the EFF to offer its help to Righthaven's targets.
So the EFF made a simple request: prove it. It filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the evidence that new technologies were actually hindering law enforcement. However, the US government apparently ignored the request, leading the EFF to sue the government over its failure to respond to the request.
Copyright troll Righthaven is facing its second lawsuit from digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing a former federal prosecutor who tracks mysterious murder cases on his website.
The online freedom of speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) continues to pound away on the business model of Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC, with its attorneys hitting Righthaven with another counterclaim on Friday.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a suit against three government agencies, aiming to challenge their assertion that 'back doors' should be incorporated into all communications systems for security reasons.
Digital rights campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called for the abolition of the European Union's Data Retention Directive, the law that demands that telecoms companies retain logs of subscribers' use of their networks.
"Our biggest concern," said Kevin Bankston, attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit Internet privacy organization, is that the expanded power "might be used to obtain Internet search queries and Web histories detailing every Web site visited and every file downloaded."
“The DMCA is a good deterrent from being sued,” says Kurt Opsahl, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, “Complying with conditions of eligibility for the safe harbor is a good thing to do. It probably will prevent somebody from suing you in the first place.”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on European privacy authorities to scrap legislation that requires internet service providers (ISPs) to retain customer data.
"It's as though every time you pick up a magazine or a book or you browse a storefront, you might be reading the magazine, but it's reading you back, and the ads in the magazine are reading you," said Peter Eckersley, senior staff technologist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties organization that monitors the online world.