Encyclopedia > EFF

  Article Content

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Redirected from EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was founded in July 1990 by Mitch Kapor, John Gilmore and John Perry Barlow. It is a membership organization supported by donations and is based in San Francisco. Its main goal is to "... educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties."

The creation of the organisation was motivated by the raid on Steve Jackson Games by the United States Secret Service. Its second big case was Dan Bernstein vs the United States Department of Justice over the publication of an encryption program. Recently the organization has been involved in defending Jon Johansen and Dmitry Sklyarov.

Reference

  • "About EFF", from EFF website as of March 7, 2003; [1] (http://www.eff.org/abouteff)

External link



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Fredric March

... 1952 Nominated Death of a Salesman 1947 Won The Best Years of Our Lives 1938 Nominated A Star is Born 1932 Won Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Nominated The Ro ...