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Blogging and the Workplace

EFF Adds New Section on Labor Law to Legal Guide for Bloggers San Francisco, CA - Blogging can affect a blogger's work life in countless ways. Some people have been fired for things they've said in their blogs, while others worry that their bosses may be monitoring their blogging activities...

Trademark Owners Can't Control Your Desktop

Decision in Internet Ads Case Protects Consumers New York - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision this week that promises to prevent trademark owners from asserting control over the computers of consumers who visit the trademark owners' websites. The case, 1-800 Contacts v. WhenU, questioned...

Supreme Court Ruling Will Chill Technology Innovation

Copyright Liability Standard in Grokster Decision Endangers P2P and Other New Technologies Washington, DC - Today the Supreme Court issued a ruling that could impede makers of all kinds of technologies with expensive lawsuits. The long-awaited decision in MGM v. Grokster states that P2P software manufacturers can be held...

MGM v. Grokster Decision Press Conference Today

Conference at Noon Eastern Time, Call-In Number Available to Press What: Post-Grokster press conference, with members of the StreamCast (Morpheus) and Grokster legal team along with representatives from the technology industry and public interest groups. When: 12 Noon EDT today, contacts below for phone-in line for press. Who: Richard Taranto...

Internet Entrepreneur Joe Kraus Joins EFF Board

Founder of DigitalConsumer.org Is a Perfect Fit for Digital Liberties Organization San Francisco, CA - This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) welcomes the newest member of its executive board, Internet entrepreneur Joe Kraus. The founder of DigitalConsumer.org, a grassroots organization devoted to helping consumers get fair use access to...

MGM v. Grokster Press Conference Following Supreme Court Decision

Note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is participating in this press conference with other members of the Morpheus and Grokster legal teams and public interest groups. We are recirculating this press release from StreamCast (Morpheus) for your information. What: Post-Grokster press conference, with members of the StreamCast (Morpheus) and Grokster legal...

Upholding the Legality of Reverse Engineering

Judges Weigh Issues in Eighth Circuit Videogame Case St. Louis, MO - Judges in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments this morning in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that pits the large videogame corporation against three game-loving software developers. The developers were sued because they created...

Justice for Bloggers

EFF Announces its New Legal Guide for Bloggers San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to release a document that informs bloggers of their legal rights. EFF's "Legal Guide for Bloggers" is a collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) designed to educate bloggers about their...

Fighting Infringement on Campus Peer-to-Peer Networks

New EFF White Paper Helps Universities Understand Their Options San Francisco - With entertainment companies now suing thousands of college students for using the high-speed Internet2 network for filesharing, universities are under more pressure than ever to address the problem of copyright infringement on campus networks. In doing so, they...

Transparent Lobbying for E-voting Reform This Week

EFF to Provide Live Reports on Lobbying Blitz for E-voting Reform Bill San Francisco, CA - Tomorrow and Friday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will provide a series of weblog reports on a two-day lobbying effort by a coalition of activist groups fighting for transparent, auditable electronic voting. The...

Tor Named One of the Year's Best Products

PC World Lauds Free, Anonymous Communication Tool as Superior to Paid Competitors San Francisco, CA - PC World has included the Tor anonymous Internet communication tool in its list of the year's best products. Tor is being developed with support from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and was previously...

EFF Obtains Draft PATRIOT Bill

Bill Gives Justice Department More Power to Demand Private Records On Thursday, May 26, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will consider in closed session a draft bill that would both renew and expand various USA PATRIOT Act powers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has obtained a copy of the...

California Debates RFIDs in ID Cards

NOTE: THIS RELEASE COMES FROM THE ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. EFF IS RECIRCULATING IT FOR YOUR INFORMATION. Bill to Protect Californians' Privacy, Personal Safety, and Financial Security Advances in State Senate Sacramento - The State Senate yesterday approved a bill with broad bipartisan support (29:7) that would prohibit state and...

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