EFF-Austin advocates establishment and protection of digital rights and defense of the wealth of digital information, innovation, and technology. We promote the right of all citizens to communicate and share information without unreasonable constraint. We also advocate the fundamental right to explore, tinker, create, and innovate along the frontier of emerging technologies.
This past Monday, the Human Rights Committee commenced its one hundredth and tenth session in Geneva from March 10-28. During this session, the Committee will review the reports of several countries on how they are implementing the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), an international human rights treaty and one of […]
One of the two cases against satellite TV company DISH Network settled last week, with Disney ending its quest to have DISH's automatic commercial-skipping feature, AutoHop, made illegal. In addition to calling off its lawyers, Disney agreed to stream some shows from its popular networks like ABC, Disney Channel, and ESPN over the Internet to DISH subsc […]
As Facebook turned ten years old last month, a legal case it brought against Power Ventures almost six years ago demonstrates the continued hurdles facing developers who seek to empower users to interact with closed services like Facebook in new and creative ways. In a new amicus brief, we caution the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals not to extend crippling ci […]
The campaign for open access to publicly funded research was going in the right direction: the White House issued a strong mandate last year, federal agencies have taken up the mantle to create public access policies, and the solid open access bill FASTR was introduced in both the House and the Senate. And then yesterday happened. House Science Committee Cha […]
Changing Technology Demands New Rules for PoliceSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to set limits on warrantless searches of cell phones, arguing in two cases before the court that changing technology demands new guidelines for when the data on someone's phone can be accessed and reviewed by inves […]
"Civil Liberties Dead Zone: Do First and Fourth Amendment Rights Not Apply at the Border?" Marc Rotenberg, EPIC Executive Director Freedom of the Press Committee National Press Club Washington, D.C. March 20, 2014 […]
Seventh Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration Khaliah Barnes, EPIC Administrative Law Counsel Alan Butler, EPIC Appellate Advocacy Counsel Ginger McCall. Director, EPIC Open Government Program American University Washington College of Law Washington, D.C. March 18, 2014 […]