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Open Letter Calls on TPP Negotiators to Stand up for users

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:32 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Copyright restricts all kinds of important, everyday uses of creative works—even worse, these strict rules last nearly two lifetimes for any given work. We are fighting to reform and push back against these restrictions in the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership ... More >>

US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away Internet Freedoms

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12:23 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

After years of secret trade negotiations over the future of intellectual property rights (and limits on those rights), the public gets a chance to looks at the results. For those of us who care about free speech and a balanced intellectual property system ... More >>

Confirmed: The NSA is Spying on Millions of Americans

Friday, 7 June 2013, 11:38 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

June 5 2013 Today, the Guardian newspaper confirmed what EFF (and many others) have long claimed : the NSA is conducting widespread, untargeted, domestic surveillance on millions of Americans. This revelation should end, once and for all, the government's ... More >>

Justice Department Subpoena of AP Journalists

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 3:40 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Today the Associated Press reported that the Department of Justice has collected the telephone calling records of many of its reporters and editors. By obtaining these records, the DOJ has struck a terrible blow against the freedom of the press ... More >>

New Rule Shuts Out Civil Society from TPP Negotiation Venue

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 5:02 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Academics, experts, consumer groups, Internet freedom organizations, libraries, educational institutions, patients and access to medicines groups have flown a long way from around the world to Auckland, New Zealand, to engage with delegates in the 15th round ... More >>

EFF on Leaked TPP IP Chapter - ISPs As Copyright Cops

Monday, 27 August 2012, 9:15 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The TPP wants service providers to undertake the financial and administrative burdens of becoming copyright cops, serving a copyright maximalist agenda while disregarding the consequences for Internet freedom and innovation. More >>

Charles Carreon Drops Bogus Lawsuit Against The Oatmeal

Wednesday, 4 July 2012, 1:42 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Francisco - Attorney Charles Carreon dropped his bizarre lawsuit against The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman today, ending his strange legal campaign against Inman's humorous and creative public criticism of a frivolous cease and desist letter that ... More >>

Civil Society Groups on U.S. TPP Copyright Proposal

Wednesday, 4 July 2012, 12:42 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced a new copyright proposal today for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. One part of the proposal is a "3-step test" that may restrict copyright exceptions like fair use. More >>

EFF Will Represent The Oatmeal Creator

Friday, 22 June 2012, 2:44 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is joining with attorney Venkat Balasubramani of the law firm Focal PLLC to represent The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman in a bizarre lawsuit targeting the online comic strip’s fundraising campaign in support of the ... More >>

How PIPA and SOPA Violate Free Speech, Innovation Principles

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 11:12 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Over the weekend, the Obama administration issued a potentially game-changing statement on the blacklist bills, saying it would oppose PIPA and SOPA as written, and drew an important line in the sand by emphasizing that it “will not support” any bill ... More >>

SOPA: Open Letter From Internet Engineers to U.S. Congress

Friday, 16 December 2011, 10:37 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Today, a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate ... More >>

Widespread Hijacking of Search Traffic in the US

Monday, 8 August 2011, 10:44 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Earlier this year, two research papers reported the observation of strange phenomena in the Domain Name System (DNS) at several US ISPs. On these ISPs' networks, some or all traffic to major search engines, including Bing, Yahoo! and (sometimes) Google, ... More >>

Encrypt the Web with HTTPS Everywhere

Monday, 8 August 2011, 10:32 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in collaboration with the Tor Project, has launched an official 1.0 version of HTTPS Everywhere, a tool for the Firefox web browser that helps secure web browsing by encrypting connections to more than ... More >>

Visit To Track Election Problems

Monday, 3 November 2008, 1:33 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Francisco - Reporters, bloggers, and voters across the country can monitor problems at the polls on Election Day on, a project built and hosted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of Election Protection. More >>

EFF Sues AT&T to Stop Illegal Surveillance

Thursday, 2 February 2006, 8:39 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Tuesday, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) ... More >>

NC Judge Throws Out Diebold E-Voting Case

Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 12:57 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Raleigh, North Carolina - Responding to arguments made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a North Carolina judge today told Diebold Election Systems that the e-voting company must comply with tough North Carolina election law and dismissed ... More >>

EFF Deep Links Weighs In On Vote Fraud Debate

Monday, 15 November 2004, 1:02 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Election Forensics: What They Can -- and Can't -- Tell Us November 08, 2004 Posted by Donna Wentworth at 10:56 AM DEEPLINKS Blog Entry From: More >>

Texas SoS Backs Down On Voting Examiner Meetings

Friday, 20 August 2004, 1:25 pm | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Austin, TX - The Texas Secretary of State today agreed to indefinitely postpone a meeting of the state's voting examiners following the filing of a lawsuit by the ACLU of Texas and a Texas voter. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is serving as ... More >>

EFF: Stand Up for Accountable Elections

Monday, 3 May 2004, 11:48 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFFector - Vol. 17, No. 15 April 28, 2004 A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation ISSN 1062-9424 More >>

Judge Speeds Case On E-Voting Company's Threats

Thursday, 6 November 2003, 7:15 am | Electronic Frontier Foundation

San Jose, CA - A federal district court judge today set an accelerated schedule for consideration of a request to halt legal harassment of Internet publishers. The suit, brought by a nonprofit Internet Service Provider (ISP) and two Swarthmore college ... More >>





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