EFF in the News
“What is clear is that Mr. Goodwin, the rightful owner of the data he stored on Megaupload, has been denied access to his property,” civil rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, who is representing Goodwin, wrote in a legal brief filed Mar. 30.
Hosting company Carpathia still has them, however, and now the Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a brief in a US District Court for a user who wants his data back.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents Kyle Goodwin, who runs a business reporting on high school sporting events in Ohio
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief on behalf of an Ohio man in a federal court case brought by the United States against Kim Dotcom, founder and owner of the file-sharing locker Megaupload. The brief requested that Kyle Goodwin, and users like him, be allowed access to the files they had stored on the currently shuttered site.
"The problem with TPP is we really don't know the policy on intellectual property," says Mira Sutton, international outreach coordinator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based advocacy group with a mission of "working to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology," in courts and public debate.
In fact, Sutton points out, "We really don't know any part of it."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation claims they are receiving reports that Syrian activists are being exposed to phishing attacks on activist Facebook pages.
Now the EFF (who is representing Thomas DiBiase in the case) has filed a response (pdf) in which they highlight how positively insane it is for Gibson to pretend that, as a CEO, he can avoid responding to court orders directed as a company. The whole thing is worth reading -- these are just a few good snippets (it was tough to narrow it down to figure out which ones to quote):
People who take measures to protect their own privacy and security online in ways that EFF regularly recommends and supports could potentially be treated like criminals.
Our guest was Eva Galperin, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit watchdog devoted to "defending your rights in the digital world". Galperin is involved in mobilization, education and outreach on all things related to digital civil liberties.