Press Releases: December 2008

MBTA, MIT Students Join to Discuss Improvements to Automated Fare Collection System

Boston - Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) officials and three MIT student researchers announced today that, following the dismissal of a federal lawsuit brought by the MBTA against the MIT students, the parties agreed to work together to identify and help improve security in the MBTA's Automated Fare Collection System. ...

Jewelry Company Quest to Expand Trademark Law Could Quash Internet Commerce

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with Public Citizen and Public Knowledge urged a U.S. court of appeals Wednesday to reject jewelry-maker Tiffany's attempt to rewrite trademark law and create new barriers for online commerce and communication. Tiffany sued the online marketplace eBay, claiming that eBay should...

Copyright Office Should Right DMCA Wrongs in Rulemaking

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed three exemption requests with the U.S. Copyright Office today aimed at protecting the important work of video remix artists, iPhone owners, and cell phone recyclers from legal threats under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA prohibits "circumventing" digital rights...

EFF to Fight Against Telecom Immunity in Tuesday Hearing

San Francisco - On Tuesday, December 2, at 10 a.m., the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will challenge the constitutionality of a federal law aimed at granting immunity to telecommunications companies participating in illegal domestic surveillance. At Tuesday's hearing, EFF will argue that the flawed FISA Amendments Act (FAA) improperly attempts...