EFF in the News
In a post on the group's blog today, EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels said Apple has put developers in a difficult position by requiring them to use within their apps in-app purchase (IAP), a mechanism that's been targeted by a third-party group that says the technology infringes on its patents.
On Thursday, the ACLU, in conjunction with the EFF, asked a federal judge to open those dockets to the public.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation posted some thoughtful commentary on the ongoing issue between patent holder Lodsys and Apple iOS developers regarding in-app purchases Friday.
In its suit filed Thursday, The Electronic Frontier Foundation insists that the DOJ turn over the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, first requested by McClatchy Newspapers through the Freedom of Information Act.
The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel violated federal open-records laws by refusing to release the memo.
Our guy Bryan reported on the company already, as have numerous bloggers and news outlets the world over, but the EFF is the first powerful legal entity to speak up on what’s going down, and their quick support should be at least some comfort to affected developers while they wait for Apple’s response.
The nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation alleges that the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel violated federal open-records laws by refusing to release the memo.
One organization that's worked with them, and against them, is the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The two often agree on copyright and fair use issues, and frequently butt heads on privacy, according to EFF executive director Shari Steele.
The EFF warns that, while the legislation is a step in the right direction, it “isn’t absolutely free of problems. The bill “would also and unfortunately preserve the current statutory rule allowing the government to get historical records of your location without probable cause,” writes EFF legislative analyst Kevin Bankston in a blog post.
"Our reading habits online encompass everything we're thinking about, political and religious views, health and relationship problems," said Peter Eckersley, a senior technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy-advocacy group. "Do you want to have an invisible person peering over your shoulder as you walk through the library?"