EFF in the News
It is disappointing that today’s decision endorsed the rights of telecommunications companies over those over their customers,” said Kurt Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in an online statement.
“Today, the 9th Circuit has given us that chance, and we look forward to proving the program is an unconstitutional and illegal violation of the rights of millions of ordinary Americans,” said Cindy Cohn, the EFF’s legal director.
Separately, the U.S. mass copyright lawsuit marker was set to hit the 100,000 mark as of January, as part of preliminary plans to set up efforts in the online piracy battle. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) came to the rescue by attempting to quash the subpoenas, but “copyright trolls who game the system” were still targeting many.
“Any civil liberties agenda was a complete non-starter with Congress and the Obama administration,” said Cindy Cohn, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s legal director. “They had no interest in finding any balance in civil liberties.”
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"The technology is just starting to get adopted, so we aren't necessarily seeing the long-term implications or how that technology could be abused later," Electronic Frontier Foundation spokesperson Rainey Reitman said.
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With its role as the major player in mobile computing and maker of multiplatform software, Apple looked likely to place highly in the Electronic Frontier Foundations holiday “wish list,” or in other words: hit list. However, Apple found itself mentioned in only one item.