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Nitke v. Ashcroft

Nitke et. al. v. Ashcroft challenges the obscenity provisions in the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Barbara Nitke a New York photographer who works with erotic subject matter has joined with the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in a suit that attacks the constitutionality of provisions in the CDA that create...

NSA Multi-District Litigation

This page collects pleadings and other information from the multi-district litigation that apply to all of the cases or that are not otherwise included in the specific case pages for the multi-district litigation arising from the warrantless wiretapping.
This includes decisions that affect all of the cases together, case...

NSA Spying - State Administrator Cases

These six cases were brought by the federal government against various state administrators to terminate subpoenas seeking information from the telecoms about whether they violated state privacy laws as part of the the warrantless surveillance. The subpoenas were issued by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Public Utilities Commissioners...

OdioWorks v Apple

EFF filed suit against Apple Inc. to defend the First Amendment rights of an operator of a noncommercial public Internet "wiki" site known as Bluwiki.
EFF and the San Francisco law firm of Keker & Van Nest represent OdioWorks LLC which runs the BluWiki website. Like many “wiki” platforms...

Online Policy Group v. Diebold

EFF protected online speakers by bringing the first successful suit against abusive copyright claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When internal memos exposing flaws in Diebold Election Systems' electronic voting machines leaked onto the Internet, Diebold used bogus copyright threats to silence its critics. EFF fought back on...
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OpenMind Solutions v. Does 1-2925

EFF asked an Illinois judge to quash subpoenas issued in a "reverse class action" lawsuit accusing thousands of people of illegally downloading pornography, and urged the court to dismiss the case. In a friend of the court brief , EFF argued that the plaintiff's "class action" strategy is an improper...

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Oregon v. Nix

EFF urged the Oregon Supreme Court to block warrantless searches of arrestees' cell phones arguing in an amicus brief that granting law enforcement free rein to search data on the devices violates basic privacy protections guaranteed by the Constitution. Other state supreme courts have considered the issue but they have...

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Perfect 10 v. Google

Adult entertainment publisher Perfect 10 sued Google's Image Search service arguing that Google violates copyright law by indexing Perfect 10 photos posted on unauthorized websites then making and delivering thumbnail images of those photos in its search results. Perfect 10 also contends that Google should be held liable for any...

Petition to cancel 'Urban Homestead' trademarks

EFF has teamed up with the law firm of Winston & Strawn to represent Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen authors of The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City as well as their publisher Process Media in a petition to cancel the registration of...

Quanta v. LG

In Quanta v. LG Electronics, the Supreme Court has been asked to reaffirm the patent exhaustion doctrine, which entitles consumers to use, repair, or resell patented products that they have purchased. Despite clear Supreme Court precedents supporting the exhaustion doctrine, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has broken with this...

Reader Privacy Act of 2011

The California Reader Privacy Act (SB 602) passed in October 2011 and will be going into effect on January 1st 2012. EFF and the California affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union sponsored the bill, as it brings a much-needed digital rights upgrade to state law. It mirrors...

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RealNetworks v. DVD-CCA (RealDVD case)

In September 2008, the motion picture industry sued RealNetworks over its RealDVD software, which was designed to allow consumers to copy their DVDs to their computers for later playback. Real also had intended to launch a line of consumer electronics devices that would have combined a DVD player with...

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Rehberg v. Hodges

EFF and attorney Bryan Vroon have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to reexamine a panel ruling that violated a whistleblower's Fourth Amendment right to privacy in his email communications.
The whistleblower Charles Rehberg uncovered systematic mismanagement of funds at a Georgia public hospital. He...

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Request for Depublication of Novartis v. SHAC

On December 8 2006 EFF and Professor Deirdre Mulligan and Jack Lerner requested the depublication of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Inc. v. Stop Huntingdon Cruelty USA Inc. (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 1284 Ct. of App. Nos. A107538 & A108292. Novartis was decided on October 12 2006 about a month prior to...

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