EFF Campaigns

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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.

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Chilean Lawmakers: 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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Sen. Grassley, Don't Give Up on Venue Reform

As a respected senior senator and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley has the power to bring real patent reform to Congress, including ending venue abuse once and for all.

Let’s tell Sen. Grassley that comprehensive patent reform is the right choice and we’ll stand with him in making it.

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Tell Law Enforcement: Come Back with a Warrant

If law enforcement wants to rummage through our Gmail accounts or read our private messages on Facebook, it should be required to go to a judge and get a search warrant. Tell the Senate to pass the Email Privacy Act, and keep the police out of our email.

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Tell the Senate: Fight Forced Arbitration

What are you really agreeing to when you select “I agree” on a click-through contract? Whether you know it or not, you’re often agreeing to waive a host of fundamental rights. That can even include your right to take the company to court.

Telecommunications companies use forced arbitration clauses to rob their customers of their right to resolve a dispute in court. Let’s tell the Senate to put an end to this unfair practice.

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Tell Congress: No Beijing Veto On Video Speech

A new proposal to change copyright law could create major new restrictions on filmmakers, citizen journalists, and other creators using footage that includes “audiovisual performances.” These changes would cast a shadow of legal uncertainty over recording and using videos and inaugurate a new chokepoint on speech.

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Combata os novos PLs autoritários contra cibercrimes no Brasil

A Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito da Câmara dos Deputados sobre Crimes Cibernéticos - CPICIBER - recomendou a criação de não um, mas sete novos projetos de lei relacionados ao uso da Internet no Brasil. As propostas vão contra o espírito colaborativo do Marco Civil da Internet e retrocedem nas salvaguardas existentes para a liberdade de expressão e privacidade online. Diga aos parlamentares para rejeitarem o relatório da CPICIBER!