EFF Media Release: EFF Asks California Court To Quash "John Doe" Subpoena (Aug. Media Release from the Electronic Frontier Foundation on its intervention in a California case which involves a subpoena issued by PrePaid Legal Services Inc. of Oklahoma (PPLS) requesting the identity of eight posters on an internet bulletin board. http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Anonymity/Discovery_abuse/PrePaid_Legal_v_Sturtz/2001
Extractions: San Francisco, CA - A California state court will hear oral argument this week in a case that may determine the legal standard California will apply to subpoenas requesting the identity of anonymous Internet speakers. The case involves a subpoena issued by Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. of Oklahoma (PPLS) requesting the identity of eight posters on Yahoo!'s "Pre-Paid" message board. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents two of the J. Does whose identities were subpoenaed, in a dispute between PPLS and another (known) party. PPLS argues that it needs the Does' identities to determine whether they are subject to a voluntary injunction preventing former sales associates who work for a competitor from revealing PPLS's trade secrets. The messages cited by PPLS, however, indicate only that the eight Does were critical of the company and how it treats its associates. EFF will argue that revealing the identity of these speakers will give PPLS the opportunity to punish its critics for speaking out against it. "Without proper safeguards on Doe subpoenas, a company can use a court as a detective agency to ferret out its critics," said EFF's Lee Tien. "We hope that the court will adopt a standard that protects anonymous speech against such subpoenas."
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Extractions: @ MetaForum II, Budapest, October 95' This interview took place during the MetaForum II/NO BORDERS/Budapest Networking Conference in October of 1995. John Perry Barlow is a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, retired rancher and a cyber rights activist. Janos Sugar is a media artist, filmmaker, and a founding member of the Media Research Foundation, which organizes the MetaForum conference series in Budapest. The international series is dedicated to the examination of both the theoretical and practical impacts of technology on culture. JS : What are the goals of Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF)? JPB: Well, our principle goal has always been to preserve freedom of expression in cyberspace, but in the process of trying to achieve this we found that it's not enough to assert those rights, we had to create mechanisms capable of ensuring them. Because one of the first things we wanted - being Americans and very narrowly defined in what we thought of as important - was to implement our ideal of the American freedom of speech. Then I hadn't been at this very long before I got some electronic mail from someone who was in, still nominally, the Soviet Union who said well that's wonderful that you're going to try to protect the first amendment in cyberspace but what about us who don't have a first amendment. From this I recognized that in cyberspace the first amendment was only a local ordinance. That in fact all the rights and regulations of the terrestrial world are local.
Extractions: traduction : BugBrother.com Vers. 2.0 - Apr. 10, 2002 Note: La mention de produits, services et compagnies n'équivaut pas à une approbation ou une recommandation de l'EFF. Ces exemples et liens sont fournis en tant que points de départ, nous laissons le soin aux internautes de faire leurs propres choix en fonction du niveau de sécurité qu'ils veulent atteindre et de l'adéquation entre les offres proposées et leurs besoins spécifiques. 1) Ne révélez jamais d'information personnelle par inadvertance.
EFF "William_S_Burroughs" Archive A small online archive of material about and by Burroughs, including the texts of three interviews, spaced over three decades. All material is in plaintext format. http://www.eff.org/pub/Publications/Misc/William_S_Burroughs/
Extractions: Main April 11, 2004 EFF Hiring a Technical Director The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an Internet civil liberties nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, is seeking a fulltime technical director to start immediately and work out of EFF's San Francisco (Mission District) office. This person will be responsible for managing four members of EFF's technical staff and their various projects... Details on their web site. TrackBack
Extractions: By David Legard (IDG) Legislation under consideration in the United States Congress to combat terrorism will treat low-level computer crimes as terrorist acts and threaten hackers with life imprisonment, according to officials of the civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). EFF says the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) will add low-level computer intrusion already a crime under other laws to the list of "federal terrorism offenses," creating penalties of up to life imprisonment. The act will also add broad pre-conviction asset seizure powers and serious criminal threats to those who "materially assist" or "harbor" individuals suspected of causing minimal damage to networked computers, EFF said in a statement. IDG.net INFOCENTER
EFF: Blizzard V. Bnetd Archive The Electronic Frontier Foundation's archive of resources about the legal threat, including Vivendi's ceaseand-desist letter and EFF's replies to corporate counsel explaining why their claims are unfounded. http://www.eff.org/IP/Emulation/Blizzard_v_bnetd/
Extractions: Biometrics ... Blizzard v. bnetd Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Their Motion for Partial Summary Judgment ( PDF February 17, 2004 Defendents' Reply Memorandum in Support of Their Motion for Summary Judgment ( PDF February 17, 2004 Defendents' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment ( PDF January 26, 2004 Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Defendents' Motion for Summary Judgment ( PDF January 26, 2004 Defendents' Motion for Summary Judgment on all claims ( PDF December 22, 2003 Blizzard's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on its DMCA and EULA claims ( PDF December 22, 2003 Defendants Internet Gateway, Inc., Tim Jung, Ross Combs and Rob C rittenden's Motion to Transfer Venue and Memorandum in Support of Motion ( PDF June 25, 2003 Plaintiffs opposition to new venue ( PDF June 18, 2003 Defendants' Answer and Counterclaims to Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint ( PDF December 4, 2002
The Hacker Crackdown The Civil Libertarians Part four of the electronic release of Bruce Sterling's book detailing how illicit copies of Apple source code led to the FBI visiting Barlow and triggered the founding of the EFF. http://www.farcaster.com/sterling/part4.htm
Extractions: The story of the Hacker Crackdown, as we have followed it thus far, has been technological, subcultural, criminal and legal. The story of the Civil Libertarians, though it partakes of all those other aspects, is profoundly and thoroughly *political.* In 1990, the obscure, long-simmering struggle over the ownership and nature of cyberspace became loudly and irretrievably public. People from some of the oddest corners of American society suddenly found themselves public figures. Some of these people found this situation much more than they had ever bargained for. They backpedalled, and tried to retreat back to the mandarin obscurity of their cozy subcultural niches. This was generally to prove a mistake. But the civil libertarians seized the day in 1990. They found themselves organizing, propagandizing, podium- pounding, persuading, touring, negotiating, posing for publicity photos, submitting to interviews, squinting in the limelight as they tried a tentative, but growingly sophisticated, buck-and-wing upon the public stage. It's not hard to see why the civil libertarians should have this competitive advantage.
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Extractions: Protect your rights. Donate your check to the EFF. Home Blog FAQ About ... F R E E O F F E R ! What are you going to do with your $13.86? Donate now! Read about us in the Dallas Observer The CD Price Fixing Settlement check What is this? is in the mail. So Bad Boy, Bad Boy, whatcha gonna do before the RIAA cops come and take it back from you? Blog excerpt Donate My Music Check beats Howard Stern! Buy a CD ... just part of one to be precise, since they're so overpriced. Buy some iTunes ... of songs I probably already own and that I can't play both at home and work on my player of choice. Donate it to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) so the music industry doesn't screw me over again! This week's goal Please help us reach $2,000! Donations for We all knew CD's were way overpriced. The price fixing settlement confirmed it and is just the tip of the iceberg. The recording industry continues its abuse of power to maintain absolute control over their product and make a buck ... at the expense of music lovers like you and me. Sanctioned silliness . Even the regular excesses are occasionally topped by true acts of absurdity. Customer contempt . What other industry treats its customers with such arrogance and hatred?
WSB On Scientology WSB took Scientology's Clearing Course at Saint Hill Manor in 1968 and was initially very enthusiastic about it. By 1970, though, Burroughs was thoroughly disillusioned. Here's an excerpt from Burroughs on Scientology , from the Los Angeles Free Press, March 6, 1970. http://www.eff.org/pub/Publications/Misc/William_S_Burroughs/burroughs_on_cos.ar
Wendy's Blog: Legal Tags That s why EFF is working with Verified Voting to promote voterverified paper ballots. April 01, 2004. EFF, DOJ Announce Merger http://wendy.seltzer.org/blog/
Extractions: Musings of a techie lawyer. June 01, 2004 Cellphone User Rights Considered Harmful Via Cory , phone consultants say user rights are a bug: New mobile devices based on a version of the Symbian OS are a serious threat to mobile operator revenue streams, according to consultancy Mako Analysis. Savvy users can use devices running on Symbian's Series 60 operating system (OS) to completely bypass a range of services that are normally charged for by their mobile operator, the UK-based consultancy warned on Monday. While the threat is currently minimal, the loophole has the potential to cause major headaches for operators. Open handsets let users choose their applications, which have to compete on pure value. Sure lock-in is nice for sellers until buyers bypass the locked-in route altogether. Companies who take the path Mako recommends are just clearing the way for others to listen to their (former) customers. Posted by Wendy at 05:24 AM Comments (0) TrackBack (1) Conversations about this post, via Technorati First, Do No Harm Suw Charman relays makes it obvious: Reynolds works for the London Ambulance Service, and has just been on a course covering new treatment guidelines. He and his colleagues will, however, be getting an
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Extractions: By Jason Schultz It doesn't have to be this way. There are alternatives. That's why EFF launched the Let the Music Play Campaign, to create a showcase for reasonable solutions that don't involve endless lawsuits. None of them is perfect; all of them have flaws and drawbacks. But all of them are preferable to thousands of lawsuits against individual American families. A good solution will get artists paid, while protecting the privacy and free-speech rights of fans.
Slashdot | EFF Takes Bnetd Case Blizzard is attempting to squash the Battle.net emulator and open source bnetd project. The EFF has taken the case. News and reader discussion. Slashdot http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/03/12/1332243
Barlow Home(stead)Page Former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Photographs, short biography, essays, interviews, lyrics, and photo album. http://www.eff.org/~barlow/
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