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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...

EFF to Warn About Mobile Device Tracking at FTC

Washington, D.C. - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen will warn attendees at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference Wednesday that most people don't realize the current extent of mobile device tracking and just how sensitive cell phone location data can be. The conference is set for...

American Sues Ethiopian Government for Spyware Infection

Washington, D.C. - An American citizen living in Maryland sued the Ethiopian government today for infecting his computer with secret spyware, wiretapping his private Skype calls, and monitoring his entire family's every use of the computer for a period of months. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing the plaintiff...

EFF to Court: Dismiss Politically Motivated Copyright Lawsuit

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal court to dismiss a politically motivated copyright lawsuit. The case started in April, when California Republican Party Vice Chairman Harmeet K. Dhillon sued an anonymous blogger over the use of a five-year-old campaign photo in a critical post...

Startup Settles Creative Commons Licensing Dispute with Tech Database

San Francisco - Mobile app startup People+ and free technology-industry database CrunchBase have settled their dispute over data collected under the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing both companies to continue their work. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents People+, a company making apps for iOS and Google Glass. In its...

Free Speech Advocates File Brief Supporting 'The Dirty' Defamation Appeal

Cincinatti, Ohio - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of free speech advocates filed an amicus brief supporting thedirty.com's appeal of a defamation ruling that contradicts protections for website operators contained in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). In the brief, filed in the US Court...

Patent Holders Urge Comprehensive Patent Reform

Update: The initial letter incorrectly listed Dan Lang of Cisco as a signatory. Lang did not sign on. The initial letter has also been updated to include Pokeware founder Maryse Thomas. San Francisco - Fifty inventors, technologists and entrepreneurs joined Engine Advocacy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today in...

EFF and CDT File Brief in Support of Airbnb

Albany, NY - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) have filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Airbnb's petition to set aside a sweeping New York State Attorney General subpoena that demands information about virtually all Airbnb users who make real estate available for rent...

EFF Attorney to Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday

Washington, DC - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attorney Julie Samuels will testify on how patent trolls harm start-ups and consumers through deceptive demand letters and legal threats at a US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Thursday, Nov. 7. Samuels, who is the Mark Cuban Chair to...

EFF Has Lavabit’s Back in Contempt of Court Appeal

San Francisco - Federal law enforcement officers compromised the backbone of the Internet and violated the Fourth Amendment when they demanded private encryption keys from the email provider Lavabit, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argues in a brief submitted Thursday afternoon to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth...

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