EFF in the News
In March, 2006, Mark Klein, a retired A.T.&T. employee, gave a sworn statement to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which was filing a lawsuit against the company, describing a secret room in San Francisco where powerful Narus computers appeared to be sorting and copying all of the telecom's Internet traffic--both foreign and domestic...
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) staff attorney Julie Samuels says that Apple legal is likely hard at work reviewing the patent in question, however, and should be in touch soon. Though it's very unlikely that Cupertino won't offer assistance, devs will also be able to turn to EFF for advice, where they may even be paired with pro bono patent attorneys.
Wired magazine last week reported that the EFF wants a U.S. District Judge to award it attorneys' fees and other damages in a copyright infringement suit Righthaven brought against a Nevada blog, the Democratic Underground.
Our friends at the E.F.F. Have been very busy as of late, requesting information under FOIA for all the people.
Well, the raid led directly to the creation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Jackson vs Secret Service is cited as the chief motivator behind its formation), an advocacy group that to this day fights tooth and nail for better education amongst the uninformed as to the rights and benefits of those working with computers and the art and products they create.
According to Seth Schoen with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Flash cookies are stored outside of the browser's control.
The team includes Joe Gratz, the lead attorney in the recent case of EFF/Augusto v Universal Music Group. Troy Augusto was sued by UMG for selling promo CDs on eBay and was represented by the EFF. He won the case, affirming an eBay seller’s right to resell promotional CDs bought from secondhand stores.
"We have always had to completely trust our platform/operating system vendor," Chris Palmer, the technology director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, wrote in an e-mail. "It will always be that way."
Also, organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have a more fundamental problem with the Net neutrality proposed policy, since the EFF just doesn't trust the FCC at all: "Historically, the FCC has sometimes shown more concern for the demands of corporate lobbyists and 'public decency' advocates than it has for individual civil liberties."
In that light, the EFF is demanding Hunt award attorneys’ fees and possibly damages for allegedly wrongly bringing the case against Democratic Underground.