EFF in the News
En el mismo sentido le contestó a El Espectador Katitza Rodríguez, directora internacional de la Fundación Frontera Electrónica: “Me parece que Twitter ha tomado una decisión astuta al decidir geolocalizar la censura, teniendo en cuenta que la otra alternativa (la actual) es de censurar el contenido a todo el mundo”. Rodríguez dice que toda empresa que aloja contenido generado por sus usuarios tiene que cumplir con las leyes donde opera y, además, explica que Twitter se apoyará en Chilling Effects (proyecto que reúne a importantes universidades de EE.UU. en torno a temáticas como derechos de autor y privacidad en internet) para resolver qué contenidos deben ser definitivamente bloqueados.
Jillian C. York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group, successfully tried this herself after Twitter announced its new approach. “Unfortunately it is a necessary evil when offering a service in certain countries,” Ms. York said of the new system.
“I guess it’s theoretically possible to use an Android device without being logged on, but that wouldn’t be much of a smartphone,” said Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that advocates for free speech and privacy online.
Those divisions, says Julie Samuels, an Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney, contribute to piracy. “It’s really troubling how we see silos across the world of content . . . instead of a truly international community of content.”
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has voiced its concerns about ACTA for over a year and is encouraging people around the world to take action against the pact before the European Parliament votes to accept the treaty, a move that is expected within the next few weeks.
Said Jillian York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Once people see how Twitter is implementing this, they will calm down."
...the lawyer that fancied himself the champion mercenary for Big Porn is in some very hot water over the piracy lawsuits - for unlawful invasion of defendants’ privacy and being in contempt of court.
He subpoena’d ISP’s without permission from the court, and was fined by the court - and then didn’t pay. Now the court has slapped him with a $500 a day until he pays up, plus attorney’s fees for Public Citizen and EFF.
...the exemption granted by the Copyright Office is set to expire, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is working to make sure that doesn’t happen. The group has set up a page with information on the situation, and instructions for contacting the U.S. Copyright Office in order to petition that the exemptions be renewed. They also want the exemption expanded to include tablets and video game consoles.
"It's a mixed bag," said Eva Galperin, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet civil rights group that has long advocated for freedom of expression online. EFF helped to establish Chilling Effects, though it's no longer involved in its operation. Twitter's transparency may help to balance out the danger of suppressing voices, she said.