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FBI Records Show Gonzales Knew About Years of Chronic NSL Problems

EFF Lawsuit Uncovers History of Surveillance Mistakes Washington, D.C. - Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) show years of chronic problems with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's use of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information and that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has long been aware...

Congress Set to Uncover Truth About NSA Spying Program

Vote to Authorize Subpoenas Sets Stage for Showdown Over Illegal Surveillance San Francisco - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to authorize subpoenas related to the National Security Agency (NSA)'s domestic spying program, setting the stage for a Congressional showdown over the surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. The subpoenas...

EFF Urges Judge to Require the FBI to Release Surveillance Abuse Records

More Questions About Misuse of Authority at the Justice Department Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a judge Thursday to force the FBI to finally release records about its now documented abuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information. EFF's filing comes as an...

Spoon-Bending 'Paranormalist' Ramps Up Illegal Attacks on Online Critic

More Bogus Copyright Claims in Uri Geller's Frivolous Lawsuit San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a judge Monday to dismiss a frivolous lawsuit filed by Uri Geller -- the "paranormalist" famous for seemingly bending spoons with his mind -- because of its blatant attempt to silence critic...

Secret Surveillance Evidence Unsealed in AT&T Spying Case

Whistleblower Declaration and Other Key Documents Released to Public San Francisco - More documents detailing secret government surveillance of AT&ampT's Internet traffic have been released to the public as part of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against the telecom giant. Some of the unsealed information was previously made...

Novell and EFF Team Up to Reform Software Patents

Organizations Will Jointly Lobby Governments and International Organizations Novell to Support EFF 'Patent Busting' Initiative San Francisco (Open Source Business Conference) - Novell and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced they are teaming up to work on reforms to software patents worldwide. "It is increasingly obvious that software patents...

Watchdog Organization Battles Bogus Online Defamation Case

Internet Forum Shielded by Federal Law Protecting Free Speech Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of the National Capital Area has asked a Washington, D.C., court to dismiss claims against a nonprofit watchdog organization and its operators, arguing that federal law...

Malkin Fights Back Against Copyright Law Misuse by Universal Music Group

EFF Supports Conservative Columnist Who Criticized Controversial Hip Hop Artist Akon San Francisco - With the legal backing of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), nationally syndicated columnist and prominent blogger Michelle Malkin has contested music giant Universal Music Group's (UMG's) improper attempt to silence her online criticism of one of...

Friday Hearing on Electronic Voting Violations in California Election

Alameda County May Face Sanctions for Failure to Preserve E-Voting Data Oakland, Calif. - On Friday, May 4, at 9 a.m., a California judge will consider potential sanctions against Alameda County for failing to preserve critical voting machine-related data in a lawsuit challenging the county's recount procedures following a close...

EFF Challenges Bogus Patent Threatening Consumer Awareness Products

Illegitimate Patent Inhibits Innovation in Market for Mobile Information Access San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took aim today at a bogus patent threatening innovative technologies that enhance consumer awareness, requesting a reexamination by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., claims to own...

Viacom Admits Error -- Takes Steps to Protect Fair Use on YouTube

MoveOn.org, Brave New Films Dismiss Lawsuit Over Colbert Parody Viacom Endorses Excerpting Video for "Creative, Newsworthy or Transformative Use" San Francisco - Responding to Viacom's willingness to take steps to protect the free speech rights of those who post videos to YouTube and similar video sharing sites, the Electronic Frontier...

Consumers, Librarians, and Innovators Tell EU 'We're Not Criminals'

Coalition Submits Fixes to European Parliament to Prevent Vague New Copyright Crimes Brussels - The Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) European Office today announced a broad coalition aimed at fixing a poorly drafted intellectual property enforcement proposal that could make criminals of thousands of people in the European Union. The Second...

EFF Sues Justice Department for Immediate Release of NSL Abuse Records

Public Needs Critical Information About FBI's Abuse of Surveillance Power Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked a judge to issue an emergency order requiring the FBI to immediately release agency records about its abuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information. Congressional hearings...

American Studios' Secret Plan to Lock Down European TV Devices

EFF Exposes Standards Jeopardizing Innovation and Consumer Rights San Francisco - An international consortium of television and technology companies is devising draconian anti-consumer restrictions for the next generation of TVs in Europe and beyond, at the behest of American entertainment giants. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the only public...

EFF Calls For Aggressive Congressional Hearings on National Security Letter Misuse

Report Says FBI Stepped Over the Legal Line in Searches for Personal Information Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is calling for Congress to hold aggressive hearings on the FBI's domestic intelligence authority after the release of a Justice Department report showing the Bureau abusing its power to...

Yochai Benkler, Cory Doctorow, and Bruce Schneier Win EFF Pioneer Awards

Mark Cuban, Fred von Lohmann to Square Off at Award Ceremony in San Diego San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2007 Pioneer Awards: Professor Yochai Benkler of Yale Law School, writer and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow, and security technologist...

EFF Lawsuit Seeks Release of Secret Court Orders on Electronic Surveillance

Justice Department Withholds Records About Purported Changes to Program Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Department of Justice today, demanding records about secret new court orders that supposedly authorize the government's highly controversial electronic surveillance program that intercepts and analyzes millions of Americans' communications...

Fight Over Google's 'Sponsored Links' Threatens Internet Free Speech

EFF Asks Judge to Uphold Key Trademark Ruling San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today to uphold an important ruling allowing anyone to purchase Google's "sponsored links" tied to trademarks, arguing that the practice is legal under trademark law and...

Judge Refuses to Release Critical Documents in AT&T Surveillance Case

Klein Declaration and Other Internal Documents to Stay Sealed for Now San Francisco - A federal judge in San Francisco today denied requests from media groups to unseal critical evidence in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses the telecom giant of collaborating with the...

Eli Lilly Loses Effort to Censor Zyprexa Documents Off the Internet

Judge Rescinds Injunction Against Wiki, Other Websites New York - A U.S. District Court judge today refused Eli Lilly's request to ban a number of websites from publishing leaked documents relating to Zyprexa, Eli Lilly's top-selling drug. Although the judge rejected the First Amendment arguments made by a variety of...

Florida Voters Challenge Judge's Shutdown of Election Investigation

Ruling Impedes Search for Answers in Sarasota County Congressional Race Tallahassee, Fla. - A bipartisan group of Florida voters today challenged a court ruling that is preventing a thorough, independent investigation into alleged voting machine failures in the state's 13th congressional district race. The appeal asks for a reversal of...

EFF Backs DontDateHimGirl.com in Defamation Case

Controversial Website Shielded by Federal Law Protecting Internet Free Speech Pittsburgh - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a Pennsylvania court today to dismiss defamation claims against the controversial website DontDateHimGirl.com, arguing that federal law shields the website from liability to protect the free flow of information online. DontDateHimGirl.com was...

Computer Security Expert Edward W. Felten Joins EFF Board of Directors

Princeton Professor Behind Important E-voting Vulnerability Research San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) welcomes the newest member of its Board of Directors, computer security expert Edward W. Felten. A professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Felten recently demonstrated the ability to manipulate results on...

Lawsuit Demands Answers About Government's Secret 'Risk Assessment' Scores

Millions of U.S. Travelers Affected by Giant Data-Mining Program Washington, D.C. - The FLAG Project at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in federal court today, demanding immediate answers about an invasive and unprecedented data-mining system deployed on American travelers. The Automated...

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