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Deeplinks Blog Content Now Under Creative Commons License

In the last few days, President-elect Obama's transition team took a significant stride towards a more open government by licensing the content of under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Using that license essentially means that the transition team is allowing others to freely share and remix what's posted...

EFF to Fight Against Telecom Immunity in Tuesday Hearing

San Francisco - On Tuesday, December 2, at 10 a.m., the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will challenge the constitutionality of a federal law aimed at granting immunity to telecommunications companies participating in illegal domestic surveillance.
At Tuesday's hearing, EFF will argue that the flawed FISA Amendments Act (FAA) improperly...

A "Grey Hat" Guide for Security Researchers

In counseling computer security researchers, I have found the law to be a real obstacle to solving vulnerabilities. The muddy nature of the laws that regulate computers and code, coupled with a series of abusive lawsuits, gives researchers real reason to worry that they might be sued if they publish...

Google is Done Paying Silicon Valley's Legal Bills

[I wrote the following op-ed, which appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of The Recorder. Because that publication's website is not publicly available, I'm posting a copy here, with their permission.]For most of the decade, Silicon Valley technology startups have assumed that Google would pay their legal bills. Not literally,...

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EFF Joins with Coalition to Provide Policy Roadmap to Next President and Congress

A coalition of more than 25 organizations, including EFF, yesterday released "Liberty and Security: Recommendations for the Next Administration and Congress", a comprehensive catalogue of policy recommendations on a range of critical civil liberties issues.
This collaboratively-created transition roadmap, coordinated by our friends at the Constitution Project,...

GQ and Saks Fifth Avenue Fundraiser for EFF in San Francisco

A Winter Preview Event co-hosted by media pioneer and 2007 GQ Man of the Year Chad Hurley and GQ Publisher Peter King Hunsinger in support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Thursday, November 20 from 6pm to 8pm
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Bogus IP Claims Quash Debate Over Future of NYC Landmark

New York - A New York City community organizer is fighting back in court after her parody website challenging redevelopment efforts in New York City's historic Union Square was shut down with bogus claims of copyright infringement and cybersquatting.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing Savitri Durkee, an...


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