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Hachette v. Internet Archive

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), with co-counsel Durie Tangri, is defending the Internet Archive against a lawsuit that threatens its Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) program.The Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library, preserving and providing access to cultural artifacts of all kinds in electronic form. CDL allows people to...

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The Selective Prosecution of Julian Assange

As the extradition hearing for Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange unfolds, it is increasingly clear that the prosecution of Assange fits into a pattern of governments selectively enforcing laws in order to punish those who provoke their ire. As we see in Assange’s case and in many others before this, computer...

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Williams v. San Francisco

In May and June of 2020, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) spied on Black-led protests against police violence with a business district's vast network of surveillance cameras. During the first week of mass demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd, the SFPD tapped into a network of...

Announcing Global Privacy Control in Privacy Badger

Today, we’re announcing that the upcoming release of Privacy Badger will support the Global Privacy Control, or GPC, by default.GPC is a new specification that allows users to tell companies they'd like to opt out of having their data shared or sold. By default, Privacy Badger will send the GPC...

California Community Leaders Call on Governor to Help Get State Broadband Up to Speed

Sacramento - More than 60 California community leaders—including public officials, businesses, education advocates, and civil rights groups—have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Common Sense Media to call on California Governor Gavin Newsom to convene a special legislative session to pass universal broadband access legislation this year.The COVID-19 pandemic...

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) in a Pandemic

A U.S. lawsuit is asking the court to restrict online access to more than one million books available to the public from the Internet Archives. The U.S. suit alleges that the Internet Archives engaged in “willful mass copyright infringement,” when it asserts that it used a practice called Controlled Digital...

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Come Back with a Warrant for my Virtual House

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in your home can involve the creation of an intimate portrait of your private life. The VR/AR headsets can request audio and video of the inside of our house, telemetry about our movements, depth data and images that can build a highly accurate geometrical representation...

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