Electronic Frontier Foundation

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers, and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties.

Among its various activities, EFF opposes misguided legislation, initiates and defends court cases preserving individuals’ rights, launches global public campaigns, introduces leading edge proposals and papers, hosts frequent educational events, engages the press regularly, and publishes a comprehensive archive of digital civil liberties information on the most linked-to web sites in the world at eff.org[1].

EFF has been involved with a wide variety of internet law cases, including:

  1. O'Grady v. Superior Court, 139 Cal.App.4th 1423, 44 Cal.Rptr.3d 72 (Cal.App. 6 Dist., 2006)
  2. Snow v. DirecTV, Inc., 450 F.3d 1314 (11th Cir. 2006);
  3. Doe v. Gonzales, 449 F.3d 415 (2d Cir. 2006)
  4. United States v. Councilman, 418 F.3d 67 (1st Cir. 2005)
  5. In re Application of the U.S. for an Order (1) Authorizing the Use of a Pen Register and a Trap and Trace Device, 396 F.Supp.2d 294, (E.D.N.Y. 2005)
  6. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster Ltd., 125 S.Ct. 2764 (2005) (also see 380 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2004))
  7. Online Policy Group v. Diebold, Inc., 337 F.Supp.2d 1195 (N.D. Cal. 2004)
  8. Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, 542 U.S. 656 (2004)
  9. Konop v. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., 302 F.3d 868 (9th Cir. 2002)
  10. In re Sealed Case No. 02-001, 310 F.3d 717 (U.S. Foreign Intell. Surveil. Ct. Review 2002)
  11. U.S. Telecom Ass'n v. F.C.C., 227 F.3d 450, (D.C. Cir. 2000)
  12. Bernstein v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 176 F.3d 1132,(9th Cir. 1999)
  13. Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844 (1997)
  14. Steve Jackson Games, Inc. v. United States Secret Serv., 36 F.3d 457 (5th Cir. 1994);