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To do in San Francisco: a concert to help pay for John Perry Barlow's medical bills

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

John Perry Barlow -- author of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, Grateful Dead lyricist, Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder, character in my novels, and all-round amazing, pioneering guy -- has been hospitalized on and off for a year and a half, is in constant pain, and has limited mobility. (more…)

Humble Bundle 21 Offers Goat Simulator, Door Kickers and More in the Name of Charity

It’s been quite some time since we last wrote up a Humble Bundle, but #21 was recently made available, this time helping out the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity. If you aren’t familiar with Humble Bundle, it’s very simply to understand. Show More Summary

Your Cheat-Sheet Guide to the Future of Ownership

People: Cindy Cohn: An internet law attorney, Cohn serves as general counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Cory Doctorow: Doctorow, a blogger and science fiction writer, has been a public opponent of copyright law and digital...Show More Summary

EFF to court: don't let US government prosecute professor over his book about securing computers

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In July, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Dr Matthew Green, a Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute Assistant Professor of Computer Science; now the US government has asked a court to dismiss Dr Green's claims. Show More Summary

The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on HP to restore customer’s ability to use third-party ink cartridges in its Office Jet printers. It is also urging consumers to sign a petition, which as of this posts’s publication, has nearly 7,500 signatures. Show More Summary

Demand that HP make amends for its self-destructing printers [SIGN AND SHARE!]

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I've written an open letter to HP CEO Dion Weisler on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, asking him to make amends for his company's bizarre decision to hide a self-destruct sequence in a printer update that went off earlier this month, breaking them so that they would no longer use third-party ink cartridges. (more…)

Join me at EFF's 25th Pioneer Awards in San Francisco next Wednesday

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Nicole from EFF writes, "The Electronic Frontier Foundation is excited to host the 2016 Pioneer Awards in San Francisco next Wednesday, September 21 at Delancey Street’s Town Hall Room." (more…)

If DRM is so great, why won't anyone warn you when you're buying it?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last month, I filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of Electronic Frontier Foundation, 22 of EFF's supporters, and a diverse coalition of rightsholders, public interest groups, and retailers, documenting the ways...Show More Summary

Amazon, Apple and Google Back Microsoft In Its Case Against The U.S. Government

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, BP America, the Washington Post, Fox News, the National Newspaper Association, Apple, Alphabet (Google),, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and many...Show More Summary

EFF rips Microsoft for "blatant disregard of user choice and privacy" in Windows 10

In a signed editorial, a staffer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation has blasted Microsoft for its aggressive Windows 10 upgrade program (now ended), and also criticized its privacy defaults.

EFF and partners reveal Kazakh government phished journalists, opposition politicians

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

At Defcon, researchers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, First Look Media and Amnesty International, revealed their findings on a major phishing attack through which the government of Kazakhstan was able to hack opposition journalists and arrange for an opposition politician's extradition from exile in Italy to Kazakhstan. (more…)

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

3 months agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

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

3 months 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

4 months 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…)

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