Press Releases: February 2010

EFF Fights Illegal Search of Cell Phone in Thursday Hearing

Redwood City, Calif. - On Thursday, February 18, at 9:00 a.m., the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a judge in Redwood City, California, to suppress evidence illegally gathered from an iPhone. Police in Daly City, California, seized the suspect's phone during his arrest. Hours later, investigators searched through the...

Online Software Reseller Battles Bogus Infringement Allegations

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), joined by a coalition of public interest, consumer, and library groups, urged a federal appeals court Thursday to preserve consumers' rights and the first sale doctrine in a battle over an Internet auction of used computer software. Timothy Vernor is an online...

Appeals Court Backs EFF Push for Telecom Lobbying Documents Disclosure

San Francisco - Today a federal appeals court rejected a government claim of "lobbyist privacy" to hide the identities of individuals who pressured Congress to grant immunity to telecommunications companies that participated in the government's warrantless electronic surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. As the court observed, "There is a...

Patent Office Grants EFF Request for Reexamination of Dangerous VOIP Patent

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won reexamination of an illegitimate patent on voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) that could cripple the adoption of new VoIP technologies. A company named Acceris Communications Technologies, now C2 Communications Technologies, was awarded the bogus patent for hardware, software, and processes for implementing...