EFF Campaigns

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Support the 13 Principles Against Mass Surveillance

These 13 Principles, created by NGOs and legal experts around the world, assert that mass surveillance is a violation of international human rights law. Instead of unchecked surveillance, we should protect the privacy of all people, wherever they live.

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Reform Computer Crime Law

In memory of Aaron Swartz, ask Congress to support fixing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and clarifying the meaning of the word "unauthorized" and to make penalties proportionate to their offenses.

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Unchain Your Devices With the Unlocking Technology Act

The Unlocking Technology Act provides an effective fix to a real problem in copyright: companies can exploit one-sided laws to prohibit users from modifying or repairing their devices by locking the technology with software.

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Defend Innovation: Speak Out Against Software Patents

The patent system is in crisis, and it endangers the future of software development in the United States. Let's create a system that defends innovation, instead of hindering it.

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Secure Open Access to Taxpayer-Funded Research

Government agencies invest millions of taxpayer dollars into scientific research every year, and yet you—the taxpayer—aren't guaranteed access to the results unless you pay thousands of dollars to buy academic journals. The Fair Access to Science & Technology Research (FASTR) Act would fix this. Tell your members of Congress to support the bill.


CISPA is Back

CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency. Join EFF in opposing it now.

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Three Things Students Can Do Now to Promote Open Access

Today, students and professors face barriers accessing the information they need and teaching the state of the art. Cutting-edge research remains hidden behind paywalls, depriving it of the visibility it deserves. Here's how students can take action.


Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom

Join EFF and Internet users worldwide in calling on elected officials to uphold rights in the digital world.