EFF in the News
The EFF is asking the court to unfreeze video files of Kyle Goodwin, who operates an Ohio sports website. Goodwin stored his video footage on Megaupload's servers as a backup to his hard drive, the foundation explained in a statement.
...the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Electronic Frontier Foundation — have filed separate lawsuits against DHS over the release of documents about policies and contracts governing its social media monitoring program. EPIC is also calling for DHS to suspend its program in light of recent disclosures.
Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights nonprofit based which is representing Goodwin, claims in its brief that an increasing number of federal seizures are "at the expense of entirely innocent third parties, with no attempt to prevent or even mitigate the collateral damage."
After spotting cameras on the wing snapping spectacular footage of protests and natural disasters, I wanted to learn more, so I enlisted Burt Herman of Hacks/Hackers and we gathered Chris Anderson of Wired, Jennifer Lynch of the EFF, Tyler Brown of the Occucopter project and Matt Waite of the Drone Journalism Lab for a recent meetup at Storify headquarters.
Julie Samuels, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Rothken is likely to cite the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protect ISPs against liability for what users do on their networks. It's not clear yet if that protection extends to storage service providers, however.
National Public Radio strategist Andy Carvin will help lead the session at the Mountainlair.
Joining him are a Cairo-based blogger, a documentary filmmaker, a civil rights outreach director at the American Islamic Congress, and the director of international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The discussions will be webcast and tweeted using the hashtag (hash)WVUIdeas.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing Kyle Goodwin, who operates OhioSportsNet, a website that reports on high school sports in that state. The EFF is asking the court to unfreeze Goodwin's video files, being held along with the files of other "lawful" Megaupload users, by a Virginia-based company, Carpathia Hosting.
Emmanuel Goldstein writes, "The coordinators of this year's Hackers On Planet Earth conference in New York have joined forces with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and have designated April as the month where 10 percent of all ticket sales will be donated to EFF."
Top civil rights groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Article 19 and Reporters Without Borders asked the Pakistan government on Monday to officially withdraw the country's plans for a national URL filtering and blocking system.