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EFF Offers Cooperative Computing Prizes

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is sponsoring cooperative computing awards, with over half a million dollars in prize money, to encourage ordinary Internet users to contribute to solving huge scientific problems.
"We're providing incentives to stretch the computational capabilities of the Internet," said Tara Lemmey, EFF's...

Court Allows Unlicensed Crypto Export

Yesterday a federal judge here denied a
government motion to silence mathematician Daniel Bernstein.
On August 25, District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel declared the
Commerce Department's cryptography regulations unconstitutional.
Judge Patel also issued an injunction to prohibit prosecution of Prof.
Bernstein and others who...

Crypto Export Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

The Federal District Court here
struck down Commerce Department export restrictions on the privacy
technology called encryption yesterday, concluding that "the
encryption regulations are an unconstitutional prior restraint in
violation of the First Amendment." For the first time, Judge Marilyn
Hall Patel ordered the government...

Bernstein Encryption Hearing Press Conference

WHAT: Press Conference
Immediately following oral arguments in front of Federal Judge
Marilyn Hall Patel, Professor Dan Bernstein, his lawyer and the
Electronic Frontier Foundation will hold a press conference. After
brief statements issued by each, there will be a media question and
answer period.
...

Professor Asks for Constitutional Review of New Encryption Regs

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts:
Shari Steele, Staff Attorney
+1 301 375 8856, ssteele@eff.org
John Gilmore, Founding Board Member
+1 415 221 6524, gnu@toad.com
Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail
+1 415 341 2585, cindy@mcglashan.com
San Francisco - Laywers for Professor Dan Bernstein today...

Court Declares Crypto Restrictions Unconstitutional

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts:
Shari Steele, Staff Attorney
301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org
John Gilmore, Founding Board Member
415/221-6524, gnu@toad.com
Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail
415/341-2585, cindy@mcglashan.com
San Francisco - On Monday, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel struck down Cold War
export restrictions on the privacy...

Law Professor Sues Federal Government Over Computer Privacy Issues

For Immediate Release
Cleveland, Wednesday, August 7, 1996
For More Information Contact:
Raymond Vasvari (216) 522-1925
Gino Scarselli (216) 291-8601
More Information Will Be Available at:
URL: http://samsara.law.cwru.edu
_________________________________________________________________
A Case Western Reserve University law professor filed suit today in
federal...

Bernstein Files for Partial Summary Judgment in Crypto Case

July 26, 1996 Electronic Frontier Foundation
Contacts:
Shari Steele, Staff Counsel
301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org
Mike Godwin, Staff Counsel
510/548-3290, mnemonic@eff.org
Lori Fena, Executive Director
415/436-9333, lori@eff.org
San Francisco, CA -- A University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member
who is suing...

Crypto Export Controls on Trial - Come on Down!

On October 20th in San Francisco, we'll have the first public hearing
in the EFF/Bernstein lawsuit, which seeks to have the export laws on
cryptography declared unconstitutional. You are invited!
Meet at the Federal Building in San Francisco, 450 Golden Gate Avenue.
The first "oral arguments"...

Letter to 60 Minutes

60 Minutes
CBS News
555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Dear 60 Minutes,
Your February 26 story on computer security missed the most important point
-- the United States Government requires network providers to keep their
systems easily exploited. Encryption would...

Eff Sues to Overturn Cryptography Restrictions

In a move aimed at expanding the growth and spread of privacy and security technologies, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is sponsoring a federal lawsuit filed today seeking to bar the government from restricting publication of cryptographic documents and software. EFF argues that the export-control laws, both on their face and...

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