Press Releases: March 2004

FCC Faces Suit on Regulation of Digital Broadcast Television

Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) joined five library associations, Public Knowledge, the Consumer Federation of America, and the Consumers Union in suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week to block overbroad regulation of next-generation televisions and related devices. "The FCC's digital broadcast television mandate is a...

European Parliament Adopts Controversial IP Enforcement Directive

The European Parliament today voted to adopt an overbroad Directive on Intellectual Property Enforcement that gives rightsholders powerful new enforcement tools to use against intellectual property infringers. EFF opposed the proposed Directive because it did not distinguish between unintentional, non-commercial infringement by consumers and for-profit criminal counterfeiting enterprises. "Under this...

Case Update: Pennsylvania Court Orders Record Industry to File 203 Separate Lawsuits

Here is a brief update on some of the cases in which Public Citizen, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the American Civil Liberties Union and its local affiliates have filed amicus briefs arguing that persons accused of file sharing should be accorded minimal due process rights before subpoenas are authorized to...