Press Releases: March 2012

SEC Overreaches with Investigation Into Speakers' Identities

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to block administrative subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would reveal the identities of three pseudonymous Gmail users without meeting the legal standards for identifying anonymous speakers. In an amicus brief filed in...

PayPal Announces New Speech-Friendly Policy for Online Book Sales

San Francisco - Payment service provider PayPal has announced a new speech-friendly policy for online book sales, reversing plans to shut off payment processing to publishers of certain forms of erotic literature. "Free speech in the 21st Century depends on a chain of electronic service providers, and financial services like...

Electronic Frontier Foundation Supports Unlicensed Spectrum

Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today supported a spectrum policy proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and asked the FCC to acknowledge its First Amendment obligation to allocate additional spectrum for unlicensed use. Unlicensed use of spectrum would permit the...