EFF in the News
The EFF has already pointed out some serious problems with the plan, ranging from users only being able to use the "open hotspot excuse" once, to users having to shell out $35 to protest their innocence
The EFF has taken a closer look at agreement reached between big content providers (read MPAA and RIAA) and major ISP's (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc.) to help enforce copyright, and it's not very pretty. Corynne McSherry and Eric Goldman report on what they found in the Deeplinks blog.
The incentive to settle is to keep from being named forever in court records as a porno fiend, which "seems to me like it's a good way to make an easy buck," said Julie Samuels, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, nonprofit advocate for what it calls "freedoms in the networked world."
This could also be a project for the EFF. The EFF has the expertise, they list "innovation" and "fair use" among their causes, and they talk explicitly about trolling on their intellectual property page. But they've typically involved themselves in a smaller number of relatively high-profile cases.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is also on board with this initiative, as are a score of law schools across the United States. DDP seeks to modify and balance privacy laws to make sure they are compatible with today’s technological reality.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation — based in San Francisco and known for its advocacy in support of digital privacy measures — has been encouraging its supporters to aid activists around the world by putting their computers in service of a volunteer-run anonymizing online network called Tor.
he legislation is aimed at websites that stream copyrighted content for profit, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes the bill will “impose a chilling effect around the posting and creation of online video.”
Other porn companies, media businesses and law firms have embraced similar strategies, which San Francisco digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation describes as "copyright trolling."
Jennifer Lynch, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation