EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is stepping up its offensive against Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC and has asked a judge to throw out of court Righthaven suits over Las Vegas Review-Journal material against defendants unrepresented by attorneys.
Attorneys affiliated with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), including another superstar, Harvard Law graduate Laurence Pulgram of the San Francisco office of the firm Fenwick & West LLP, convinced a federal judge to unseal the lawsuit contract between Righthaven and Stephens Media.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, it should be noted, holds a similar position on DRM as well as conducting its own intellectual property campaign, which includes software patents as well.
This is one of the reasons I support the Electronic Frontier Foundation and its more comprehensive efforts to "preserve balance and ensure that the Internet and digital technologies continue to empower you as a consumer, creator, innovator, scholar, and citizen."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a Freedom of Information Act in 2007 after a Wired article spoke of an FBI surveillance spyware program. Read the documents to find out what Feds are up to.
A newly revealed set of documents, acquired though a FOIA by our friends over at Electronic Frontier Foundation shows some of the ways that the FBI employs spyware to surveil Americans’ computers.
The folks at the EFF are trying to salvage the idea of open WiFi by kicking off a call for an Open Wireless Movement. To make this work, they note that the two key reasons why people encrypt their WiFi is so that (1) they don't have all their bandwidth sucked up by others and (2) to avoid security issues with unencrypted content being accessible to others on the network.
Techdirt directs our attention to a new campaign by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to create an "open wireless movement." Apparently motivated by last week's story of a man falsely accused of downloading child pornography (his only "crime" was not password protecting his Wi-Fi router), the EFF laments the death of open hotspots and everyone's favorite free Wi-Fi ISP: "linksys."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has recently issued an open letter calling for the need to embrace open Wi-Fi networks.
Still, it is hard to prevent people from trying to re-identify patients, says Lee Tien, a staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties group that filed a brief in support of Vermont. It would be easier, he says, if Congress passed a law that went further than Vermont’s, giving people the right to consent before their encrypted prescription records were sold for marketing purposes.
“In Vermont, the doctor can decide,” Mr. Tien says. “But we’d prefer it if the patient were able to say, ‘Don’t sell my data.’ ”