Posts Tagged ‘ Electronic Frontier Foundation ’

You Have The Right To: 1). Rip & Remix DVDs. 2). Jailbreak Your iPhone. 3). Use Your Phone With Any Carrier You Want.

Jul 26th, 2010 | By | Category: iPhone, Video

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced that it has won three critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions today. You now have the right to: Rip and remix DVDs for non-commercial purposes; Jailbreak your iPhone, or other cell phone, and load up any apps you want; and Use your iPhone, […]

EFF Wants Your Help To Beat The Bogus Podcasting Patent

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, Podcasting Law

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants your help to beat a recently approved patent on podcasting that many feel is bogus.

“I’m certainly not a lawyer or an expert in patent law,” said podcast pioneer Dave Winer upon hearing of Volomedia’s patent announcement, “but it seems the work Adam Curry and I did in creating the format and protocol for podcasting, in 2001, may have inspired their ‘invention’. It certainly predates it.”

Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking is Illegal

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, iPhone, Podcasting Law

Digital civil liberties organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that Apple is arguing that “jailbreaking an iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a DMCA [digital millenium copyright act] violation.” These comments from Apple were filed with the U.S. Copyright Office in conjunction with the 2009 DMCA review, which happens every three years. EFF says that […]

Apple Using DMCA To Limit What iPod Users Can Do

Nov 27th, 2008 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that Apple appears to be using the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to limit what iPod owners can do with their portable media players: At the heart of this is the iTunesDB file, the index that the iPod operating system uses to keep track of what playable media is on […]

Coalition Calls On Mainstream Media To Stop Blocking YouTube Political Videos

Oct 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of public interest groups today called on four television networks to stop stifling political debate on the Internet with overreaching copyright claims and proposed two measures to help YouTube protect online political speech. In an open letter sent to CBS, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Fox, and […]

EFF Wants Your Help Fighting Telecom Spying Immunity

Jan 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Commentary, General

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and People For the American Way are spearheading the fight against amnesty for telecommunications companies which have illegally spied on Americans over the past six years. They’re asking for bloggers & podcasters to speak out against the proposed immunity legislation. According to the “Stop The Spying” initiative, The Bush administration has, […]