EFF in the News
EFF says that whether the claims by the adult-film companies are true or not, someone accused may feel forced to settle to avoid any questions about their sexual preferences. In addition, EFF also argued that the porn studios are wrong to include thousands of people into a single suit and to sue them in courts far from their homes. This is the same complaint that the group has with the litigation campaign started this year by independent film studios, including Voltage Pictures, makers of the Oscar-winning film, "The Hurt Locker."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is leaping to the defense of adult video aficionados who have found themselves targeted by what the group says is a concerted effort by copyright trolls to cash in on the natural reluctance of porn watchers to be publicly identified.
Happily, Townsend's account was reinstated this week after intervention from the Electronic Frontier Foundation convinced YouTube and the petitioners to reconsider their positions.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has updated its popular web browser security tool to guard against attacks waged by the Firesheep script-kiddie snoop kit.
EMI says the brief filed last week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups supporting MP3tunes’s argument that it’s not responsible for what music its users store on its servers should be barred because it is “a pure advocacy piece, not a ‘friend of the court.’” Amicus curiae briefs are often filed by interest groups and the government in cases that could set major precedents, in order to illustrate the broader ramifications of the case.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation called the law "a reckless scheme that will undermine global Internet infrastructure and censor legitimate online speech."
“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.”
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.
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.
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.