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February 6, 2012
Courthouse News Service

     In conjunction with Cox's motion, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief, arguing that the jury award should be overturned because it is a threat to free speech, was excessive, and was based on the wrong legal standard of defamation.

February 6, 2012
http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk

These 'pay-what-you-want' compilations of hit indie games have been selling like scorching baked goods over the past year, raising cash for both the developers and charities, too (a percentage of each sale goes to the likes of Child's Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation).

February 6, 2012
Bloomberg.com

EFF has entered a number of file-sharing cases against unidentified defendants, arguing that the subpoena power plaintiffs seek is overbroad, and attempting to protect the due process rights of those who have been sued.

February 5, 2012
http://www.standard.net/

You're on the way to a meeting. Traffic seems to be slowing. A text comes in: "You're going to be late. Take the next exit for alternate route." It's from Google.

"That's not something I want my computer telling me. It's creepy," said Kurt Opshal, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit digital rights advocacy organization based in San Francisco.

February 4, 2012
Ars Technica Law and Disorder

New tactic in mass file-sharing lawsuit: just insult the EFF: When the EFF tried to intervene yesterday in a mass file-sharing lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the group "radical" and "quasi-anarchist." What they didn't do was address the EFF's arguments.

February 4, 2012
engadget.com

With the looming expiration of an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that has made such hacks legal, the organization is once again taking up the cause. And this time, it's added tablets and gaming consoles to its proposal. We sat down with EFF staff attorney Mitch Stoltz to discuss the state of the law and how users can help in the fight.

February 3, 2012
On the Media

Facebookistan has 845 million people, and an economy that rivals many countries'. Brooke and Bob talk to Jillian York and Clay Shirky about the contours of Facebookistan, and how it effects life in the actual world we live in.

February 3, 2012
plazapublica.com

Katitza Rodríguez, abogada experta en temas de seguridad digital, privacidad y libertad de expresión es la directora de derechos internacionales de Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Se opone a este proceso de registro celular y aboga por la protección de la privacidad y la seguridad de los usuarios. Rodríguez sitúa al proceso mexicano como ejemplo del fracaso y del riesgo que pueden correr los usuarios.

February 3, 2012
Court

In an amicus curiae brief for Cox, the Electronic Frontier Foundation called for Hernandez to overturn the jury award as a threat to free speech, excessive, and based on the wrong standard of defamation law.

February 3, 2012
msnbc.com - Open Channel

Groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union say it's nothing more than extortion. When such cases make it to court, they're usually thrown out, but the industry still sends the letters to tens of thousands of people every year on the assumption that some will settle — usually for $3,000 to $5,000 — because they're too scared to risk outing themselves as porn aficionados.

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