EFF in the News
Yet, as the EFF notes in the link above, if ICE were even mildly technically competent, it would have been able to tell before it seized the machines that King was running a Tor exit node, and thus was not the person connected to the IP (nor could he say who was).
A few hours ago the Electronic Frontier Foundation published an article on the subject, arguing that the authorities shouldn’t act as if IP-addresses are persons.
EFF attorneys, in an Aug. 2 brief, said the suits over Denver Post material are based on “sham” copyright assignments and they asked Kane to dismiss pending Righthaven cases with prejudice or on a summary judgment basis.
“It's incredibly ironic to squelch free speech in San Francisco, which has long been a bastion of civil liberties,” said Rainey Reitman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation who was on hand for the protest.
Think of the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a machete for slashing through these digital thorns.
But Kurt Opsahl, senior staff attorney with San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation, noted that his organization has advocated for more intuitive privacy controls since May 2010, when Facebook didn't have competition from Google+.
Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that if users feel more confident about who can see the material they are posting, they may start to use the social network even more. "The proof will be in whether people are actually using these controls," said Mr Opsahl, who was also consulted by Facebook on the changes.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a civil liberties group, claims such a bill would “break the Internet,” while Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says it sets “a disastrous precedent” for freedom of speech.
"It's no longer acceptable for companies to plead ignorance about how technology they sell is used," said Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a civil liberties group, claims such a bill would "break the Internet," while Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says it sets "a disastrous precedent" for freedom of speech.