EFF in the News
We spoke with Julie Samuels of the EFF, who explained that filing for a declaratory judgment could theoretically enable NYT and OpinionLabs to have trials held in California and Illinois, where the declaratory judgments were filed, instead of the Eastern District of Texas -- the notoriously plaintiff-friendly court where Lodsys filed its suit against seven devs on May 31st.
Hugh from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez ,"In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas today dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven LLC.
EFF's new member t-shirts are great: a Tron-esque "I fight for the users" motto on the back, a fireball-cannon winged mecha on the front!
Microsoft won support from such rivals as Apple, Google and even open-source advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has begun the EFF Tor Challenge to encourage the creation of more relays for the anonymising network.
"Whiste-blowing by definition threatens 'the interests of others,'" said EFF attorney Hanni Fakhoury. "Every time someone uploads a scoop to SafeHouse, they jeopardize someone's interest in order to inform the public of what's actually going on."
They're copyright trolls," says Corynne McSherry, intellectual property director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights organization. "They take a dragnet approach to litigation."
Microsoft won support from tech frenemies Apple, Google, even open-source advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation.
On the flip side, however, we have the EFF's form, which makes it easy for you to tell your elected officials why you disapprove of PROTECT IP and would like them to vote against it. Unlike Universal Music's form, the EFF form appears to be totally and completely editable.
Luckily, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out a very quick and easy tutorial on how to disable the setting, part of their continuing efforts to protect the privacy of Facebook users.