Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Feds Sued by Community Organizations and Publishers, Charge Computer Searches Illegal

Bloggers' Rights at EFFThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an organizationt that has been working to protect the rights of citizen journalists ("bloggers") since 1990. They have battled unfair laws and attempts to squelch free speech by advocating and representing in courts.

EFF has brought and defended lawsuits "even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations." EFF has a story posted on their web site about a recent lawsuit filed by private citizen groups against the FBI and other federal entities.

The groups are being helped by both EFF and the ACLU: Data Seizure Violates Constitution and Federal Law San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU of Northern California filed suit in federal court today to protect the privacy and free speech rights of two San Francisco Bay Area community organizations after the groups' computers were seized and the data copied by federal and local law enforcement. Both organizations, Long Haul and the East Bay Prisoner Support Group (EBPS), are publishers of information for social and political activists. FULL ARTICLE... EFF also has a link to the full complaint here (PDF).

I recently heard of a few bloggers who could use EFF's services, so I forwarded a link to mutual friend (who was previously unaware of EFF), who in turn passed it along to the bloggers. (You're welcome very much, thank you.) Another threat to free speech: Orwellian-Alinsky Dems CNB RSS Feed