EFF in the News
In a big victory in the fight against copyright trolls, a judge in West Virginia has blocked an attempt to unmask accused file sharers in seven predatory lawsuits involving the alleged illegal downloading of pornography. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), working with Charles J. Kaiser of Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser & Altmeyer, PLLC, filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the film companies were abusing the law in an attempt to pressure settlements.
Yesterday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals refused the government’s request to appeal and earlier pro-privacy determination that allows federal magistrates to mandate a warrant for cell phone location records based on probable cause.
Thanks to our friends at the E.F.F. (Electronic Frontier Foundation) for advocating privacy on the behalf of our citizens. According to the E.F.F. website these decisions have far-reaching effects for devices such GPS, web browsing histories, as well as our e-mails.
Two pro-Fourth Amendment court rulings in as many days are a sign the laws of land are starting to embrace virtual space as an extension of one’s self, to be revered and respected with the same tenacity as our homes.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won a victory protecting your cell phone location data from unreasonable seizure by the government. The decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals says that judges can deny requests for "D Orders" and require a warrant to avoid possible Fourth Amendment complications.
Cyberlibertarian John Perry Barlow debates bigfoot diplomat John Negroponte on Wikileaks.It’s another move in what John Perry Barlow, cyberlibertarian and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has famously called the world’s “first serious infowar.”
Two people with very different views about what WikiLeaks has been doing engaged in an interesting conversation today during WBUR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook show.
Making the case for increased transparency: John Perry Barlow, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who argues we're in the midst of an infowar between those who favor transparency and those who think the government needs to keep many things close to the vest.
The judge's actions were hailed by civil liberties groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which celebrated another blow against so-called "copyright trolls," which have levied suits against a number of unnamed defendants in a bid to extract settlements, the EFF has claimed. The EFF had filed an amicus brief in the case.
With the warrantless provisions of the SCA voided, consumers would no longer forfeit their Fourth Amendment rights simply by moving storage to the more flexible and convenient cloud.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with a wide range of public-interest groups of all political persuasions, have argued for many years that SCA and other provisions of the ECPA are sorely in need of congressional update.
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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on US v. Warshack came to what is being called a landmark decision following briefs filed by civil liberties groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). In the briefs, the court was urged that the seizure of email without a warrant represented a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights that apply to postal mail and telephone calls.
John Perry Barlow, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tweeted to his followers "The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops." Indeed, the ongoing cyber-skirmishes between secret-revealing WikiLeaks, secret-protecting vigilante th3j35t3r, the armies of Anonymous and powerful financial sites like PayPal have been making the news every day. With founder Julian Assange under relative house arrest in England and his compadres reportedly splitting off to form their own rival 'OpenLeaks' site it might seem that the furor over WikiLeaks is starting to die down. That makes this a perfect moment for the release of "WikiLeaks: The Game.
The old saying suggests it's better to give than to receive, but the creators of the Humble Indie Bundle don't see why that has to be an either-or proposition. Humble Bundle Inc. has launched the second Humble Indie Bundle promotion, letting gamers not only name their price for a collection of five indie games, but also determine how the money is split between the developers, Child's Play charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the promotion's organizers.