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U.S. v. Nosal

9th Circuit Opinion

EFF urged a federal appeals court to dismiss charges that would turn any employee use of company computers in violation of corporate policy into a federal crime. In U.S. v. Nosal, an ex-employee is being prosecuted on the…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
U.S. v. Pool

Brief Of Amici Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation, et al., In Support of Defendant/Appellant And Reversal

EFF urged a federal appeals court to strike down a sweeping law that mandates the collection of DNA samples from arrestees without requiring search warrants. A federal law mandates DNA collection as a condition for bail for…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy
Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.

Brief In Opposition

This case tests whether the "first sale doctrine" in copyright law, which makes it legal to resell, lend, or give away books, CDs, DVDs, and software that you own, will survive in the digital age of "licensed" content…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
U.S. v. Nosal

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation In Support Of Defendant-Appellee’s Petition For Rehearing En Banc

EFF urged a federal appeals court to dismiss charges that would turn any employee use of company computers in violation of corporate policy into a federal crime. In U.S. v. Nosal, an ex-employee is being prosecuted on the…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
Righthaven LLC. v. Dibiase

Order Granting Defendants Motion To Dismiss

A criminal justice blog that provides resources for difficult-to-prosecute murder cases is fighting bogus infringement claims from copyright troll Righthaven LLC and has asked a Las Vegas judge to dismiss Righthaven's baseless…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
Barclays Capital, Inc. et al., v. TheFlyOnTheWall.com, Inc.

Second Circuit Opinion

EFF, the Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP), and Public Citizen have urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to consider the critical First Amendment questions at issue in a case asserting "hot news…more
| Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Securities Law
Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.

Brief Of Amici Curiae American Library Association, Association Of College And Research Libraries, Association Of Research Libraries, Consumer Federation Of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation...

This case tests whether the "first sale doctrine" in copyright law, which makes it legal to resell, lend, or give away books, CDs, DVDs, and software that you own, will survive in the digital age of "licensed" content…more
| Intellectual Property
Righthaven LLC. v. Democratic Underground LLC

Order Re: Motion for Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice–#36; Motion to Dismiss or Strike–#38; Motion for Summary Judgment–#45

Democratic Underground -- represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Fenwick & West LLP, and attorney Chad Bowers -- was sued by Righthaven LLC on August 10 for a five-sentence excerpt of a Las Vegas Review-Journal…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
Righthaven LLC. v. Dibiase

Redacted Version Of Defendant-Counterclaimant Thomas A. Dibiase’s Motion To Dismiss For Lack Of Subject-matter Jurisdiction

A criminal justice blog that provides resources for difficult-to-prosecute murder cases is fighting bogus infringement claims from copyright troll Righthaven LLC and has asked a Las Vegas judge to dismiss Righthaven's baseless…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
U.S. v. Cioni

Decision

EFF and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers asked a federal appeals court to block the government's attempt to wrongly expand federal computer crime law, turning misdemeanor charges into felonies. In an…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
Righthaven LLC. v. Dibiase

Order

A criminal justice blog that provides resources for difficult-to-prosecute murder cases is fighting bogus infringement claims from copyright troll Righthaven LLC and has asked a Las Vegas judge to dismiss Righthaven's baseless…more
| Intellectual Property
Righthaven LLC. v. Democratic Underground LLC

Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion For Reconsideration

Democratic Underground -- represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Fenwick & West LLP, and attorney Chad Bowers -- was sued by Righthaven LLC on August 10 for a five-sentence excerpt of a Las Vegas Review-Journal…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground LLC

Order Granting Request To Unseal Exhibit A., et cet.,

Democratic Underground -- represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Fenwick & West LLP, and attorney Chad Bowers -- was sued by Righthaven LLC on August 10 for a five-sentence excerpt of a Las Vegas Review-Journal…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
Viacom, et al., v. Youtube, et al

Brief of Amici Curiae Electronic Frontier Fondation, et al.,

In March 2007, Viacom sued YouTube and Google, alleging that they should be held responsible for the copyright infringements committed by YouTube users. The lawsuit seeks more than $1 billion in damages and came on the heels…more
| Intellectual Property
Coyne, et al., v. Dervaes Institute

Petition To Cancel

EFF has teamed up with the law firm of Winston & Strawn to represent Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, authors of The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City, as well as their publisher,…more
| Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
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