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"Visa" Torn From Dictionary by Credit Card Company

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today appealed a court ruling stripping the name "visa" from the website and domain.
In October 2002, credit card giant Visa convinced a Las Vegas federal court to prevent the small business JSL Corp. from using the term "evisa"...

Hollywood Loses Bid to Limit Representation in ReplayTV Case

A federal court today affirmed the right of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to represent ReplayTV owners in their lawsuit against 28 motion picture and television industry companies.
Craig Newmark of and four other ReplayTV
customers are suing the entertainment companies to clarify their rights to record...

Musician Disputes Industry's Stance on Music Sharing

San Francisco - Grammy-winning songwriter and recording
artist Janis Ian today challenged the music industry by
celebrating peer-to-peer (P2P) music sharing as a boon to

Ian, who is in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of her
current concert tour, recently published "The Internet

Court Grants Access to Net Regulatory Corp Records

Los Angeles - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Director Karl Auerbach prevailed in his lawsuit against ICANN today, gaining access to records management had improperly withheld for more than 18 months. Rejecting ICANN's claim that it could impose vague and broad restrictions on Auerbach's access, Judge Dzintra...

California Supreme Court Hears DVD Trade Secret Case

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the First Amendment Project today asked the California Supreme Court to affirm an appeals court decision permitting publication of software pending a lower court's ruling on a trade secret case. In a tremendous victory for freedom of speech on the Internet,...

ICANN Director Seeks Court Order to Review Records

Los Angeles - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed a motion with the Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of ICANN Director Karl Auerbach requesting the court grant him immediate access to corporate records that ICANN management has denied him for one-and-a-half years.
Auerbach, the North American Elected...

Judge Rejects Challenge to eBook Case

A federal judge today denied a Russian software vendor's request to dismiss criminal charges against the company for violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Judge Ronald Whyte of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Elcomsoft, a company that markets eBook formatter...

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EFF's Top 12 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

April 2002
by Stanton McCandlish, EFF Technology Director
Vers. 2.0 - Apr. 10, 2002
Note: Mention of specific product, service or company names does
not constitute EFF endorsement or recommendation. Examples and links
are provided as starting points for readers, who must make up their

Blizzard Freezes Bnetd Gaming Platform, Sues Own Customers

St. Louis - Game maker Blizzard Entertainment, along withits parent company Vivendi Universal Games, late Friday sued a small Internet Service Provider and its owner for distributing free software that emulates Blizzard's free gaming service.
The lawsuit claims that the creation and offering of the "bnetd" free software...

Director Sues Organization that Oversees Internet

Los Angeles - The Electronic Frontier Foundation today helped a member of the ICANN Board of Directors file a lawsuit forcing ICANN management to grant him some reasonable access to corporate records.
Karl Auerbach, the North American Elected Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...

Media Conglomerate Threatens Suit Against Gamer Community

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today chided media conglomerate Vivendi Universal Publishing for threatening gamers who created their own multiplayer gaming community.
On behalf of its Blizzard Entertainment division, Vivendi sent a "cease and desist" letter to Internet Gateway Inc., the Internet Service Provider (ISP) host...

EFF Defends Internet Linking

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
today filed a brief on behalf of, urging the U.S.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that
threatens to make all linking on the World Wide Web a
copyright infringement.

In order to hold...

Electronic Frontier Foundation Opposes Digital Copyright Law

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed an amicus brief in federal district court asking that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) be found unconstitutional because it impinges on protected speech and stifles technological innovation. The case arises from the criminal prosecution of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and Elcomsoft, the...


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