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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...

US Export Control Laws on Encryption Ruled Unconstitutional

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the federal government's restrictions on encryption are unconstitutional, affirming a lower court's ruling that export control over cryptographic "software and related devices and technology are in violation of the First Amendment on the grounds of prior restraint." "The Court understood the...

Statement of Rep. Anna Eshoo on Bernstein vs. the Justice Department Ruling

"I'm pleased the federal appeals court has affirmed Federal District Court Judge Marilyn Patel's original decision that in the name of national defense, the U.S. government should not restrict the very liberties it is supposed to be defending. This decision demonstrates the judicial branch's understanding of the encryption debate. Now...

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 Executive...

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 publish Prof. Bernstein's work. In...

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 not to prosecute or harass...

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