Richard Wiebe

EFF Special Counsel

Richard Wiebe is a San Francisco lawyer with his own public interest practice focusing on free speech and other civil liberties, intellectual property, privacy, and environmental protection. Rick works regularly with EFF on lawsuits protecting civil liberties and individual rights in the digital world, including litigation attacking the government’s massive warrantless surveillance of the electronic communications of millions of Americans, defending Andrew Bunner’s right to publish DVD decryption software on his website, defending the rights of online journalists to protect their confidential sources, and defending the copyright fair use rights of digital video recorder owners. He has also worked with EFF to expose the weaknesses of electronic voting technology and advocate for a voter-verified paper trail. Rick also practices in the areas of antitrust and securities law.

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