Press Releases: June 2013

Renowned Security Expert Bruce Schneier Joins EFF Board of Directors

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is honored to announce the newest member of its Board of Directors: renowned security expert Bruce Schneier. Schneier is widely acclaimed for his criticism and commentary on everything from network security to national security. His insight is particularly important as we learn...

Internet Archive Sues to Stop Dangerous New Jersey Law Putting Online Service Providers at Risk

Newark, NJ - The Internet Archive has filed a new legal challenge against a New Jersey state law that aims to make online service providers criminally liable for providing access to third parties' materials, conflicting directly with federal law and threatening the free flow of information on the Internet. A...

EFF Throttles Notorious Patent Used to Threaten Public Transit Systems

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has throttled a notorious patent used to wrongfully demand payment from cities and other municipalities that use tracking systems to tell transit passengers if their buses and trains are on time. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has drastically narrowed...

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Affirm Libraries' Right to Digitize Books

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged an appeals court today to affirm that the fair use doctrine protects the creation of an invaluable digital library. For the past eight years, major university libraries have collaborated with Google to digitize their collections. One result has been the HathiTrust...