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EFF in the News

November 19, 2010
Wired News

“The DMCA safe harbors were designed to encourage the growth of new internet innovations and expression by helping service providers manage their legal exposure, and they’ve been an extraordinary success,” said EFF senior staff attorney Corynne McSherry. “Without the safe harbor provisions, companies like YouTube, Facebook, and many others could have been shut down before they got off the ground. That’s not what Congress intended.”

November 16, 2010
Las Vegas Sun

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) of San Francisco, an online freedom of speech and privacy organization, as a public service is representing the Democratic Underground in the suit pending in federal court in Las Vegas.

November 15, 2010
Chicago Tribune

But when you use a wireless network, or many wired ones, your communications are sent to every computer on the network, said Seth Schoen, senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that defends digital civil rights.

November 11, 2010
Ars Technica

Martin intends to use the $3,000 prize to purchase equipment for additional hardware hacking. In addition to handing over $3,000 to the winner, Adafruit has also donated an additional $2,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), citing the important role that the EFF plays in defending hardware hackers.

November 6, 2010
The Baltimore Sun

If you use the Firefox browser, you could also install the "HTTPS Everywhere" extension developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project, dedicated to improving Web privacy. That automatically directs you to the encrypted version of every site that offers one.

November 5, 2010
Forbes.com

Aligned against the watchmaker are retailers and free-flow-of-information types like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who say Omega is using a law designed to control creative works to control the U.S. prices of manufactured products.

November 4, 2010
Los Angeles Times

I have no quarrel with copyright holders cracking down on blatant infringements online. What troubles me is when copyright holders use technology to cast a legal dragnet that snares legitimate users of content as well as pirates. Righthaven appears to have done so in at least a handful of cases, prompting the EFF to offer its help to Righthaven's targets.

November 1, 2010
Tech Dirt

So the EFF made a simple request: prove it. It filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the evidence that new technologies were actually hindering law enforcement. However, the US government apparently ignored the request, leading the EFF to sue the government over its failure to respond to the request.

November 1, 2010
Wired News

Copyright troll Righthaven is facing its second lawsuit from digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing a former federal prosecutor who tracks mysterious murder cases on his website.

October 30, 2010
Las Vegas Sun

The online freedom of speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) continues to pound away on the business model of Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC, with its attorneys hitting Righthaven with another counterclaim on Friday.

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