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EFF in the News

June 28, 2010
CNET News

Groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation have been kept busy challenging some of the worst excesses of the Patent Office's generosity.

June 28, 2010
CNET News

Groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation have been kept busy challenging some of the worst excesses of the Patent Office's generosity.

June 25, 2010
Wired Blog

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is urging the membership to donate money to battle the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and even Creative Commons...ASCAP’s attack on EFF and Public Knowledge are farfetched. Those groups do not suggest music should be free, although they push for the liberalization of copyright law.

June 25, 2010
Wall Street Journal Blog

Even in the U.S., Facebook remains under the microscope for its approach to privacy. Last week, it received an open letter from a handful of privacy groups including the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Center for Democracy and Technology that detailed six aspects of its latest privacy policies that the groups found to be lacking.

June 24, 2010
ars technica

Viacom had contended that most of the "safe harbor" provisions in the DMCA did not protect Google from Viacom's infringement claims. Groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation argued that if Viacom's arguments prevailed, they would severely compromise the viability of online content providers both huge and small, and would gut the DMCA's protections for sites that host or transmit other people's content. eBay, Facebook, Ask.com, and Yahoo! similarly weighed in on the case.

June 24, 2010
San Jose Mercury News

Facebook, owner of the world's most popular social-networking site, introduced simpler privacy settings last month after U.S. senators and officials in Europe raised concerns about how the company handles personal information. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., consulted with Facebook on the new privacy settings. The company also worked with privacy groups including the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

June 24, 2010
PCWorld

Without a definition of critical infrastructure there are concerns that "it includes elements of the Internet that Americans rely on every day to engage in free speech and to access information," said the letter, signed by the Center for Democracy and Technology, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups.

June 24, 2010
ars technica

"ACTA is the predictably deficient product of a deeply flawed process," according to the statement signed by several members of the European Parliament as well as public interest groups from around the world such as the African Commons Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Frontiers Australia and Public Knowledge.

June 24, 2010
ABC News

"Studios have a tremendous tool in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allows them to send a notice and get the relief they desire," said Kurt Opsahl of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-rights advocacy group that backed Google in the case. "Whether you are Viacom or a small rights-holder, that tool remains available."

June 23, 2010
ars technica

It's not just Google and Twitter who think the concept is impractical in today's Internet world: the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the hot news doctrine tramples core principles from the First Amendment.

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