Cindy Cohn Esq.
July 2009: "Cindy Cohn, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that she decided to go ahead with the public campaign after months of discussions with Google. She said that Google’s response was insufficient and that the company should commit to guarantees in writing before the settlement is reviewed by a court in October. And she dismissed the argument that Google could not make privacy guarantees until the product was built."http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/advocates-ask-google-for-privacy-guarantees-in-online-library/
August 2008: '"If Congress wants to shut down one avenue, we will go down another," EFF legal director Cindy Cohn said, noting that the amnesty provisions in the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 do not apply the government itself as the Administration had first wanted.'http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/rights-group-su.html
September 2001: 'The government is mandating what your technology has to do,' says Cindy Cohn, the legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation of the SSSCA. 'The government's now in some ways effectively writing code that anyone who makes anything with a microprocessor has to implement in anything they make. I'm unaware of any other requirement like that.'http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,46655,00.html
August 2006: 'I explained to you that parody was protected expression under the First Amendment and a recognized exception to both copyright and rtrademark law,' Cindy Cohn, the legal director for the EFF, wrote to Matthew Carlin, a lawyer of the firm Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty LLP, which represented Lyons, in 2002. 'I also pointed out that making baseless threats was a breach of your ethical duties as a licensed attorney of the State of New York. I advised you to immediately cease making those threats. You failed to respond to my letter.'http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2010211,00.asp
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Organization Nov 30, 2005
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 04, 2011 Hacked e-mails show Web is increasingly useful tool in dirty-tricks campaigns
QUOTE: But many experts say the shadowy political intelligence business has become larger and more sophisticated as corporations, trade groups and political parties increasingly turn to computer sleuths to monitor and, in some cases, harass their detractors. The work almost always goes undetected and has been made easier with the rise of computer networks and social media sites with relatively lax safeguards.
Washington Post Jul 28, 2009 Use of tracking cookies on government sites sparks privacy concern
QUOTE: Privacy advocates are raising questions about a proposal to revamp the use of tracking cookies on federal government Web sites.
Computerworld Jul 23, 2009 Advocates Ask Google for Privacy Guarantees in Online Library (Bits)
QUOTE: Three advocacy groups have asked Google to commit to protect the privacy of readers in its book search service, which is poised for a major expansion under a pending class-action settlement.
New York Times Aug 23, 2008 Group Suing AT&T for Spying Will Sue Government, Too
QUOTE: As for the unexpectedly long-lived suit against AT&T, the government and the EFF are discussing when and how the government will attempt to have the case dismissed using the amnesty provision. The EFF wants to challenge the legality of the amnesty before it is actually applied, while the government prefers to have the case dismissed first -- then have the EFF fight the dismissal.
Wired Aug 30, 2006 EFF Sues Barney The Dinosaur
QUOTE: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has sued the Lyons Partnership, the owners of the "Barney The Dinosaur" children's character, in an effort to make the group stop harassing a parody site.... the EFF has attempted to ask the court to stop Lyons from harassing Stuart Frankel, who had formed a parody site to poke fun at the dinosaur character.
PC Magazine Nov 22, 2005 Sony BMG Sued Over CD's With Anti-Piracy Software
QUOTE: In separate legal actions yesterday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an influential digital rights advocacy group in California, and the Texas attorney general filed lawsuits against the music publisher Sony BMG, contending that the company violated consumers' rights and traded in malicious software.
New York Times Mar 20, 2004 AOL Blocks Spammers' Web Sites
QUOTE: America Online Inc. has adopted a new tactic against spam: blocking its members' ability to see Web sites promoted by bulk e-mailers...
Washington Post Nov 20, 2002 Big Retailers Squeeze FatWallet
QUOTE: Can the unpublished discount price of a DVD player for next week's big sale at Wal-Mart be copyrighted?
Wired Sep 07, 2001 New Copyright Bill Heading to DC
QUOTE: "Some parts of this go too far.... Would this mean that if I distributed a file that I received from someone who had broken security technology that I would be breaking the law?"...
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