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Anonymous Critics' Identities Protected

Free Speech Prevails When Over 100 Defendants Are Dropped from Suit in Utah Utah - Private information about anonymous online critics was protected this week when a Utah man dropped his lawsuit against people who had allegedly made critical comments about him on message boards and blogs, including the...

Sun's "Open Media Commons" Is More Like a Gated Community

EFF Warns Consumers That Digital Rights Management Is Incompatible with Fair Use San Francisco, CA - On Monday, Sun Microsystems announced its new "Open Media Commons," a digital rights management (DRM) project that the company claims will foster sharing of media while protecting copyrights. However, Sun has offered no...

Anonymous Online Critics Should Not Be Silenced by Lawsuit

EFF Opposes Subpoenas Seeking to Reveal the Identities of Web Writers, Bloggers Utah - A case brought in a US district court by a Utah man threatens to undermine the First Amendment right to speak anonymously on issues of public concern. In Merkey v. Yahoo SCOX et al., the plaintiff...

Victory in US v. Councilman Case

Appeals Court Preserves Email Privacy Massachusetts - In a long-awaited decision, the full First Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a First Circuit panel decision that had allowed an email service provider to secretly monitor the content of users' incoming messages without violating federal wiretap law. The Electronic Frontier...

EFF Announces Two New Hires

Corynne McSherry Joins Legal Staff Nicole Nguyen Heads Membership San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce the addition of two people to our staff. Corynne McSherry, a Staff Attorney, will be filling out the organization's legal team of intellectual property experts. Nicole Nguyen joins...

Internet Critic of Delaware Politician Has Right to Anonymity

Message Board Poster Criticized Smyrna Town Council Member’s Job Performance NOTE: This is a press release from Public Citizen, which EFF is recirculating for your information. Washington, DC - A person who posted Internet messages criticizing a Delaware politician's leadership skills has a right to remain anonymous, Public Citizen urged...

Secret Documents About Indymedia Server Disappearance Unsealed

Government Order Demanded Only Logs Web Host Rackspace Handed Over Server San Antonio, TX - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) last week won a motion allowing it to access sealed court documents about the mysterious disappearance of two web servers used to host news websites for Indymedia, a global collective...

Florida Court Rejects Demand for Paperless E-voting

Decision Confirms County Council's Ability to Purchase Accessible, Auditable Equipment Orlando, FL - A federal District Court judge in Florida ruled today that Volusia County is not required to purchase touchscreen voting machines that do not produce a voter-verifiable paper trail. Pending appeal, the county may now move forward...

New Jersey Says No to Paperless Voting

EFF and Coalition Back E-voting Challenge Trenton, NJ - In the shadow of a lawsuit demanding that New Jersey update state laws to reflect its increasing use of electronic voting machines, New Jersey's acting governor recently signed into law legislation that will require all voting machines to produce a voter-verified...

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