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Digital Copyright Law Could Be Challenged

One of the key elements of US copyright law in the digital age may be challenged in the Supreme Court. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claims the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) breaches the first amendment. The DMCA,...Show More Summary

EFF Sues U.S. Government Over DMCA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, bunnie Huang, and Mathew Green say the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's onerous copyright rules

Digital advocates call DMCA copyright restrictions unconstitutional - CNET

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the government, arguing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has outlived its usefulness in protecting copyrighted material from pirates and stifles free speech.

EFF Files DMCA Lawsuit to Protect 1st Amendment Rights

You own things you're not legally allowed to use, even for Fair Use purposes, under DMCA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing to change that.

America's broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court

Topic: Libraries The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act From America's broken digital copyright law is about to be challenged in court | Technology | The Guardian Tweet

EFF is suing the US government to invalidate the DMCA's DRM provisions

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just filed a lawsuit that challenges the Constitutionality of Section 1201 of the DMCA, the "Digital Rights Management" provision of the law, a notoriously overbroad law that bans activities that...Show More Summary

‘Secret Rules’ to Spy on Media Expose US Justice Department Hypocrisy

Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney Sophia Cope said that the fact that the Justice Department has secret rules to identify journalists' confidential sources shows that the DOJ has been disingenuous in its public statements about investigating members of the media.

Black-hat hacker handles are often advertisements

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When Bruce Sterling wrote his seminal book The Hacker Crackdown -- a history of the rise of hackers, the passage of the first anti-hacking laws, and the formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- most of the hackers he chronicled had handles that were a combination of playfulness and menace, like Phiber Optik, Scorpion and Acid Phreak. (more…)

US Senate Fails to Pass Amendment Expanding FBI’s Surveillance Capabilities

The US Senate has voted down a proposal that would expand surveillance capabilities of the FBI in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said in a press release on Wednesd...

Bad idea. FBI wants to boost its surveillance authority by reworking nat'l security letter statute

The FBI would like to expand the  national security letter statute, and the Senate is debating two proposals to do just that. The folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation quite rightly say this is a terrible idea that extends the reach of an unconstitutional law with added risks to civil liberties. Show More Summary

EFF Petitioned To Investigate Microsoft’s Windows 10 Upgrade Policies

A new petition has been started on Change.org for EFF to investigate Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade policy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. EFFShow More Summary

FBI is developing software to sort, track and profile citizens by their tattoos

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) just wrapped up an investigation into a new FBI program that can only be described as Orwellian. The program has the FBI working with government researchers to create advanced image recognition...Show More Summary

Why the FBI Wants to Collect 100K Images of Tattoos

The FBI plans to compile a database of some 100,000 tattoo images, sourced from the Michigan State Police, Tennessee Department of Corrections, and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida—and the Electronic Frontier Foundation believes the effort is "so fraught with problems" and such a threat to "our civil...

FBI Develops Tattoo Tracking Technology

The FBI is developing tattoo-recognition technology capable of profiling people by their religion, gang affiliation or political ideology, a report has revealed. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) conducted an investigation into tattoo-recognition research carried out by the U.S. Show More Summary

The FBI Is Developing Software to Track and Sort People by Their Tattoos 

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

An Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) investigation just revealed an awfully Orwellian fact: the FBI is working with government researchers to develop advanced tattoo recognition technology. This would allow law enforcement to sort...Show More Summary

Uber scores maximum points in EFF's data privacy ratings (just don't look too closely at the judging criteria)

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Some great new for Uber! The Electronic Frontier Foundation has given the company its highest rating (six stars!) for digital privacy in a recent "who has your back" audit of sharing economy companies. As ZDNet gushes, that’s a pretty...Show More Summary

Nominate for EFF's Pioneer Awards!

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's time once again to nominate your digital heroes for the Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Pioneer Awards; previous winners include Edward Snowden, Carl Malamud, Limor Fried, Laura Poitras, Heddy Lamarr, Aaron Swartz, Gigi Sohn, Bruce Schneier, Zoe Lofgren, Glenn Greenwald, Jon Postel and many others (I am immensely proud to have won one myself!). (more…)

Two surprising companies lead the pack in user data privacy and transparency

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual "Who Has Your Back" report, and a surprising...Show More Summary

EFF's 2015 annual report

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The 25th year of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's activism to keep the Internet and its users free was an amazing one. (more…)

Day Against DRM: yes, ALL DRM

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's the International Day Against DRM, and in honor of the day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Parker Higgins has written an excellent post explaining why we can't live with DRM, even on media that you "rent" rather than buying (streaming services like Spotify, Netflix, etc). (more…)

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