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Party Like It's 1986!

Join Google, CDT, ACLU, EFF, CEI, TechFreedom, CCIA, and Americans for Tax Reform at the capital's most awesome party - Party Like It's 1986.
When: Thursday, October 20, 2011 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Top of the Hill 319 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, DC
Details: http://action.eff.org/site/Calendar?id=100661&view=Detail
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GPS Inventor Joins EFF in Fight Against Warrantless GPS Tracking

Washington, D.C. - The principal inventor of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other leading technologists have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in urging the U.S Supreme Court to block the government from using GPS tracking without first getting a warrant, arguing that the massive collection of sensitive location...

California's Reader Privacy Act Signed into Law

Sacramento, CA - California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Reader Privacy Act, updating reader privacy law to cover new technologies like electronic books and online book services as well as local bookstores.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) were sponsors of the...

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US v. Fricosu

EFF urged a federal district court in Colorado to block the government's attempt to force a woman to enter a password into an encrypted laptop, arguing that it would violate her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
A defendant in this case, Ramona Fricosu, is accused of fraudulent real estate...

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US v. Pool

The forced collection of DNA samples from arrestees without search warrants violates their Fourth Amendment right to privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation told a federal appeals court in an amicus brief filed in July of 2011. However, shortly before this case was to be heard in the Ninth Circuit, the...

US v. Cassidy

EFF filed an amicus brief in this case in support of a man who was indicted under the a federal anti-stalking statute for repeatedly tweeting caustic criticisms of a public figure, a Buddhist sect leader who herself made extensive use of social media. In December, 2011, the judge agreed with...
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Mick Haig Productions v. Does 1-670

On September 21, 2010, Mick Haig Productions -- producer of the adult film Der Gute Onkel -- filed a copyright infringement suit in federal court against 670 anonymous alleged BitTorrent file sharers. On September 30, 2010, the Plaintiff filed a motion for expedited discovery in order to obtain permission to...

Copyright Troll

Righthaven v. Democratic Underground

Democratic Underground -- represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Fenwick & West LLP, and attorney Chad Bowers -- was sued by Righthaven LLC on August 10 for a five-sentence excerpt of a Las Vegas Review-Journal news story that a user posted on the forum, with a link back to...

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