EFF Campaigns

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Keep State University Patents Away from Trolls

We’re asking state legislatures to pass laws to make sure that state universities don’t sell their patents to companies that will only use them to sue others. We’ve written sample legislation that lawmakers can use and adapt, and are eager to work with them to see the bills pass. Tell your state lawmakers: sponsor the Reclaim Invention Act!

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Tell Your University: Don't Sell Patents to Trolls

When universities invent, those inventions should benefit everyone. Unfortunately, they sometimes end up in the hands of patent trolls, companies that serve no purpose but to amass patents and demand money from other innovators and inventors.

Why are universities selling patents to trolls in the first place? Shouldn’t they sell their inventions to companies that will actually do something with them?

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Email Your Senators: Don't Expand FBI's Dangerous "National Security Letters"

National security hawks are pushing an amendment to expand the FBI's surveillance powers and make the "lone wolf" provision of the Patriot Act permanent. Tell your Senator now to vote against the McCain-Cornyn Amendment 4787.

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Tell Congress: Quit Trying to Sabotage Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is under multiple threats in Congress. Whether it’s slashing the FCC's budget, attempting to prohibit the agency from enforcing its Open Internet Order, or stalling net neutrality protections with redundant and unnecessary “studies,” lawmakers are using every trick they can to undermine the FCC’s work to keep the Internet free and open.

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Senadores chilenos: ¡No eliminen el licenciamiento abierto de obras audiovisuales!

La Cámara de Diputados de Chile, recientemente aprobó un proyecto de ley (Boletín 9889-24) que imposibilitará que los creadores de obras audiovisuales compartan sus obras mediante licencias abiertas como Creative Commons. El proyecto se encuentra actualmente en el Senado.

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Chilean Senators: Don't Kill Open Licensing!

The Chilean House of Representatives recently passed a bill (Boletín 9889-24) that would make it functionally impossible for video creators to share their works under an open license, like a Creative Commons license. Now that bill is in the Senate.

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Tell Congress: Pass the VENUE Act

For years, patent trolls have exploited a rule that lets them file disputes in any court in the U.S. Cases should be litigated in courts that have a meaningful connection to the dispute, not where one party thinks it can get an advantage. The VENUE Act would make the process of determining venue more fair for both sides.

Tell Congress: stop letting trolls abuse this loophole. Pass the VENUE Act.

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Senators: Don't Expand FBI's Dangerous "National Security Letters"

National security hawks are pushing an amendment to expand the FBI's surveillance powers and make the "lone wolf" provision of the Patriot Act permanent. Tell your Senator now to vote against the McCain-Cornyn Amendment 4787.

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Legisladores chilenos: ¡No eliminen el licenciamiento abierto de obras audiovisuales!

La Cámara de Diputados de Chile, recientemente aprobó un proyecto de ley (Boletín 9889-24) que imposibilitará que los creadores de obras audiovisuales compartan sus obras mediante licencias abiertas como Creative Commons. El proyecto se encuentra actualmente en el Senado.