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EFF Becomes Omidyar Network Partner

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce that it has been funded by the Omidyar Network, an organization that invests to help catalyze social change. This investment represents a partnership between two groups sharing key values and beliefs, and, ultimately, the goal of making...

Supreme Court to Hear MGM v. Grokster

The US Supreme Court today granted certiorari in MGM v. Grokster. The Court will hear oral arguments in the case in March 2005. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents one of the defendants in the case, StreamCast Networks, makers of the Morpheus peer-to-peer (P2P) software application. "The copyright law...

Libel Case Could Chill Speech Online

EFF, ACLU Ask California Supreme Court to Restore Free Speech Protections for Internet Users and Service Providers California - Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case that could undermine a federal statute...

Court Blocks Movie Studios' Bulldozer Legal Strategy

Northern California - A federal judge in California has put a roadblock in front of the movie studios' lawsuits targeting filesharers. Last week, members of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) filed eleven lawsuits against hundreds of people they accused of using file-sharing networks to share infringing copies of...

EFF Fights for Justice at WIPO

New "Pseudo Copyright" for Broadcasters Will Harm the Global Public Interest Geneva - This week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will hold a committee meeting to debate the merits of its proposed "Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations." The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will be there to...

Election Verification Project Press Conference

Washington, DC - A national coalition of voting rights and computer security experts will hold a post-election press conference to provide a preliminary analysis of electronic voting problems and solutions, and their implications for increasing voters' confidence in the legitimacy of elections. Speakers will be: - Kim Alexander, California Voter...

EFF Urges FCC Not to Mandate Surveillance Regime on Internet

Expanded Powers for Law Enforcement Are Dangerously Vague, Invasive Earlier this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) objecting to the agency's plan to expand the reach of a law that forces communications service providers to build surveillance backdoors into their...

Anti-Spam Measures Block Free Speech

EFF White Paper Reports on Collateral Damage to Free Expression in the Fight Against Spam San Francisco - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a white paper (HTML - PDF) describing the effects of anti-spam technologies on free speech. "Noncommercial Email Lists: Collateral Damage in the Fight...

EFF, Nonprofits Challenge Secret Government Blacklists

Funding for Charities Should Not Be Tied to Screening Washington, DC - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a number of other nonprofit organizations in filing for an injunction from the US District Court in Washington, DC, to stop the federal government...

StreamCast and Grokster File Supreme Court Brief

Judicial Restraint Urged at High Court Washington, DC - Peer-to-peer (P2P) software companies StreamCast Networks and Grokster Ltd. today filed a joint brief urging the US Supreme Court to leave undisturbed the landmark MGM v. Grokster ruling handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year...

Movie Studios to Sue File Sharers

Hollywood Joins Music Industry in Misguided Crusade Today the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced that the major Hollywood motion picture studios would be filing hundreds of lawsuits against individuals using peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software to access movies online. In so doing, Hollywood follows in the footsteps of the...

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