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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...

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...

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