AfterDawn: Glossary


EFF stands for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF is a non-profit organization that strives to uphold the rights of consumers in the digital world. Founded in 1990, the EFF has grown to be a well-known organization, respected by the majority for the impact it has had.

The EFF has gone to court to defend Free Speech, Privacy, Innovation and Consumer Rights, unafraid of the biggest opponents, even if it is the United States Government or a multi-billion dollar corporation (or even entire industry). The group has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

The EFF blends lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists to form a strong front-line against attacks on digital rights or the masses, and is funded primarily by donations. It also has an action center, mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens to fight worrying and unproductive legislation that is being pushed through often for the worst reasons.

EFF also strives to educate the press and public on the most complex cutting edge issues faced today in the United States and in the rest of the world.

It accomplishes its goals primarily by providing or even funding legal defenses in court, defending new technologies from exploitative legal threats that threaten its future, monitors what it calls patent abuses and monitors and challenges legislation that could have a chilling effect on anything it is sworn to protect.

Some news on AfterDawn that concerned the EFF includes..

EFF details evidence of Comcast traffic management - (November 30th, 2007)
EFF releases details it has accumulated about Comcast's "network management" which was limiting speeds of software like BitTorrent.

EFF shows how RIAA lawsuits have failed - (August 30th, 2007)
The EFF shows that, how in four years, the RIAA's tactics of suing thousands of file-sharers to deter the activity has ultimately failed to affect its growth.

EFF supports CableVision's RS DVR plan - (June 11th, 2007)
EFF supports Cablevision's blocked plans to build a Remote Storage (RS-DVR) DVR for its customers to save money on providing DVR capabilities to customers.

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