Press Releases: November 2011

New Global Chokepoints Project Tracks Censorship Around the World

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in collaboration with over a dozen civil society organizations worldwide, today launched Global Chokepoints at www.globalchokepoints.org to document how copyright enforcement is being used to censor online free expression in countries around the world. Global Chokepoints, funded in part through a grant...

Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Anonymity of Online Critic of Political Candidate

San Francisco - The Illinois Court of Appeals today overturned a lower court ruling that had ordered the disclosure of the identity of an anonymous online critic of a political candidate, ruling that the First Amendment prevented such "fishing expeditions" undertaken by "those easily offended by online commentary." The Electronic...