EFF in the News
U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan rejected arguments raised by the
ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a host of private
attorneys representing the Twitter account holders, who had asserted
that their privacy was protected by federal law, the First Amendment,
and the Fourth Amendment.
Considering the sheer lack of clear information about Net Neutralityoutside of the tech community, it isn't a surprise that most people either have no information, or worse bad information about Net Neutrality. I suggest actually reading up on what the EFF has to say, as Net Neutrality is among their key issues.
As we've discussed, the ACTA took all of this country's worst copyright ideas --many of them enshrined in the controversial DMCA -- made them considerably worse, then foisted them upon much of the globe with little to no real public discussion. The EFF notes that a new global trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is trying to take things even further -- exporting usually-draconian U.S. intellectual property beliefs onto a list of partner countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Because of the Facebook action -- takedowns without justification --
Electronic Frontier Foundation got involved and snapped back their own
strongly-worded letter to the Dervaes family. Electronic Frontier
Foundation calls themselves the "first line of defense" when our
freedoms in the networked world come under attack.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation refers to “US Bullying Spain into Proposed Website Blocking Law”, but while US attempts to get their allies to mirror their policies are undeniable, Spain´s lack of resistance to this pressure speaks poorly of our political representatives.
The latest dispute between Righthaven and the Democratic Underground emerged Friday, when Democratic Underground attorneys with the Electronic Frontier Foundation said new evidence had surfaced that would bolster their case.
But the Internet Archive argues that the American law poses “a significant threat to the ability of libraries and archives to promote access to knowledge,” according to a brief filed on its behalf by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that advocates for civil liberties online.
"Because it protects our cultural commons, the public domain is equally essential, in turn, to free speech, helping to give meaning to the First Amendment right to receive information," wrote the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Internet Archive in a brief asking the Supremes to hear the matter.
I already mentioned Rep. Lofgren's talk at the Section 230 Symposium from the High Tech Law Institute at the University of Santa Clara on Friday, but wanted to do a separate post on another point that Lofgren raised. EFF's Cindy Cohn asked Lofgren a simple question towards the end of Lofgren's talk, questioning what we in Silicon Valley could actually do so that folks in Washington DC actually understand these issues.