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EFF Demands Release of More Secret Surveillance Court Rulings

San Francisco - In a continuing campaign to uncover the government's secret interpretations of the surveillance laws underlying the National Security Agency (NSA)'s spying programs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed another lawsuit against the Department of Justice, demanding that the government hand over key Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court...

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Reconsider Dangerous Copyright Ruling

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to order Google to take down the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video while a copyright lawsuit—based on a claim that the Copyright Office itself has rejected—is pending. As EFF explains, the decision...

EFF to Present Oral Argument in Copyright 'Troll' Case

Washington, DC - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will ask a federal appeals court at a hearing on Monday, April 14, to prevent a notorious copyright troll from obtaining the identities of more than 1,000 Internet users. Speaking on behalf of EFF, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of...

Appeals Court Overturns Andrew “weev” Auernheimer Conviction

San Francisco - A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, the computer researcher who was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) after he exposed a massive security flaw in AT&T's website. Auernheimer was represented on appeal by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)...

EFF Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Internet Streaming Service

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed an amicus brief in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, a case before the United States Supreme Court that could have a lasting impact on broadcast technology and viewers' ability to choose how and when they watch their favorite television programs...

EFF Fights Destruction of Spying Evidence in Court Wednesday

UPDATE: Judge White today continued his temporary restraining order in these two cases until a more permanent order could be put in place. The question of whether the government improperly destroyed evidence so far will be briefed over the next several weeks. San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation...

EFF Goes to Court for Coder’s Rights, License Plate Records

UPDATE: The Los Angeles hearing has been postponed until April. Courts in Los Angeles and Philadelphia will hear arguments about coder's rights and the collection of license plate data in noteworthy Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) cases this week. Andrew "weev" Auernheimer Case CFAA Case: On Wednesday, George Washington University law...

Top Technologists File Brief Supporting ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA Spying

San Francisco - Representing a large group of top computer science experts and professors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today submitted a brief to a federal appeals court supporting the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit over the NSA's mass call records collection program. At the core of the brief is...

Supreme Court Must Set Limits on Cell Phone Searches

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to set limits on warrantless searches of cell phones, arguing in two cases before the court that changing technology demands new guidelines for when the data on someone's phone can be accessed and reviewed by investigators. ...

EFF Urges Supreme Court to Crack Down on Patent Trolls

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the U.S. Supreme Court to crack down on patent trolls and the schemes they use to perpetuate their lawsuits in two amicus briefs filed today. "Patent trolls and their payoff demands depend on a flawed U.S. patent system," said EFF Senior...

EFF to Supreme Court: Clean Up the Software Patent Mess

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Professor Pamela Samuelson of the University of California, Berkeley, urged the U.S. Supreme Court today to clean up the legal mess that is software patent law, reining in overbroad patents that are impermissibly abstract. In front of the court is...

Lawrence Lessig Settles Fair Use Lawsuit Over Phoenix Music Snippets

San Francisco - Prof. Lawrence Lessig has settled his lawsuit against an Australian record label over the use of clips of a popular song by the band Phoenix in a lecture that was later posted online. Liberation Music, which represents Phoenix in New Zealand, claimed the clips infringed copyright, demanded...

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