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Adobe, Electronic Frontier Foundation Call for Release

Contacts for EFF: Will Doherty, EFF Online Activist / Media Relations, wild@eff.org, +1 415-436-9333 x111 Robin Gross, EFF Staff Attorney - Intellectual Property, robin@eff.org, +1 415-436-9333 x112 Contact for Adobe: Holly Campbell, Senior Corporate Public Relations Manager, campbell@adobe.com, +1 408-536-6401 San Jose, Calif. - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) and...

EFF Letter From Executive Director Shari Steele

Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco CA 94110 The Honorable John Ashcroft Attorney General Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 July 20, 2001 Dear Attorney General Ashcroft: At the request of Adobe Corporation, Dmitry Sklyarov was arrested by the FBI on July 16th and...

Protest Adobe's Role in Jailing Programmer Sklyarov

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and community activists urge concerned citizens to join in a San Francisco Bay Area protest on Monday, July 23, against software firm Adobe's role in the jailing of programmer Dmitry Sklyarov. The local protest is part of a multinational effort to secure the release of Sklyarov...

Association of American Publishers Statement in Support of Sklyarov Prosecution

Publishers Hail Government Action Against Russian Ebook Hackers Washington, DC: The nation's largest association of book and journal publishers today hailed the actions of the U.S. Department of Justice in arresting and charging a Russian cryptographer for trafficking in software that was primarily designed to "hack" technological safeguards that prevent...

Statement on the Arrest of Dmitry Sklyarov

Once again, the Digital Millineum Copyright Act (DMCA) is proving itself to be as harmful to civil liberties as we predicted it would be. The latest victim is a Russian programmer named Dmitry Sklyarov, who authored a program that permits copying, printing and lending of electronic books by unlocking a...

FBI Arrests Programmer in Las Vegas

The FBI arrested Russian citizen Dmitry Sklyarov in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday on charges of distributing a product designed to circumvent copyright protection measures. Sklyarov, who was in Las Vegas to deliver a lecture on electronic book security, allegedly authored a program which permits editing, copying, and printing of electronic...

Princeton Scientists Sue Over Squelched Research

Trenton, NJ -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked a federal court to rule that Princeton University Professor Edward Felten and his research team have a First Amendment right to present their research on digital music access-control technologies at the USENIX Security Conference this August in Washington, DC, despite...

Federal Court Upholds Anonymous Speech on Internet

For Immediate Release -- Apr. 20, 2001 Contact: Lauren Gelman, Public Policy Dir. gelman@eff.org +1 202 487-0420 Seattle -- In a precedent-setting ruling on free speech in cyberspace, a federal court in Seattle yesterday upheld the right to speak anonymously on the Internet. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly quashed...

Free Speech Advocates Seek to Protect Anonymous Speech on Internet

For Immediate Release Contact: Cindy Cohn Director of Legal Services Electronic Frontier Foundation (415)436-9333 x 108 Doug Honig ACLU (206)624-2184 Seattle- In a case involving free speech and privacy rights online, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked a federal court in Washington...

Big Prime Nets Big Prize

Contact: Katina Bishop - Electronic Frontier Foundation (415) 436-9333 ex. 101 San Francisco, CA -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced that it has awarded the first of four Cooperative Computing Awards on April 6th at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in Toronto, Canada. (see http://www.cfp.org). The $50,000...

Bernstein's Brief Requesting Remand to Dist. Court

LETTER BRIEF BY ORDER OF THE COURT Ms. Cathy Catterson Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit P.O. Box 193939 San Francisco, CA 941119-3939 Re: Bernstein v. Department of Justice Case No. 97-16686 Please circulate to Justices B. Fletcher, T. Nelson and M. Bright Dear Ms. Catterson...

DOJ Seeks Rehearing of Landmark Ruling in Bernstein Encryption Case

As expected, the U.S. Government today sought further review by the 9th Circuit of a 3 judge panel's recent decision holding that the federal government's regulations of encryption is unconstitutional. The Petition, which seeks both rehearing from the panel and rehearing en banc by an 11 judge panel, asserts two...

DOJ Seeks Rehearing of Landmark Ruling in Bernstein Encryption Case

As expected, the U.S. Government today sought further review by the 9th Circuit of a 3 judge panel's recent decision holding that the federal government's regulations of encryption is unconstitutional. The Petition, which seeks both rehearing from the panel and rehearing en banc by an 11 judge panel, asserts two...

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