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  •  That could make a good volunteer project (1+ / 0-)
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    lightfoot

    I'm an EFF supporter and someone who knows people who work at the EFF. I also have a friend who went to the EFF for legal advice, which my friend got. The following is entirely my own opinion, based on going to local EFF events.

    From what I see, the EFF is rate limited in what they can do by money and time. They have less than 30 staff, and, iirc, under 20,000 members.

    From what one of them said at a recent EFF event, they get far, far more requests for help than they can take, even for short projects (helping a person do a FOIA request, for example) or for referring a person to other lawyers who know technology and the Constitution.

    They're constantly having multiple cases and legal actions going on, above and beyond the 2 years old lawsuit against AT&T. They've got a website with thousands of pages, with every new case adding tens or hundreds of new pages (all those legal docs).

    For the EFF to have a forum-style blog, based on the size and needs of other blogs that cover those controversial legal issues, they'd have to pull people off of other projects to maintain and moderate it.

    I can't see asking the EFF to do that, not when they're already in a position of having to tell many potential clients they can't take their cases.

    And I bet a large coffee that the EFF folks knew about this case as quickly as any other techie--they read Slashdot too.

    What non-profit's blog would you use as a model for what you'd like the EFF to do? Could it be something that an EFF supporter sets up as a diary here at DailyKos?

    •  The EFF has a case on wikis and leaks right now (2+ / 0-)
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      truong son traveler, lightfoot

      Updating my post, in looking at the EFF's website they've got a case right now that started in January about a blogger who has posted documents on Ely Lilly and the medicine Zyprexa.

      So, looking at their cases page, right now the EFF is going up against:
      AT&T (and the NSA, DoJ, and Bush White House),
      U.S. Department of Homeland Security
      Ely Lilly
      Michael Savage
      Universal Music Publishing Group
      Uri Geller (copyright and takedown notices)
      and more

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