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Twitter Appeals Ruling in Battle Over Occupy Wall Street Protester’s Information

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 12:44pm
Twitter just filed its brief appealing a June decision by a New York criminal court judge requiring the company to give the Manhattan District Attorney detailed information on the communications of Twitter user Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a march on the Brooklyn Bridge.

New York Court Denies Twitter Motion to Quash Occupy Protester Subpoena

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 2:07pm

A New York criminal court judge has issued a decision denying Twitter’s motion to quash a court order requiring it to produce information about one of its users pursuant to a subpoena that the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan issued…

ACLU Backs Up Twitter In Court Over Attempt to Defend Users’ Rights

ACLU Backs Up Twitter In Court Over Attempt to Defend Users’ Rights

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 2:52pm

We filed a friend-of-the-court brief today in New York state court in support of Twitter’s efforts to protect the constitutional rights of one of its users. As we posted earlier this month, Twitter took a great step to defend its users’…

BREAKING NEWS: Twitter Stands Up For One Of Its Users

BREAKING NEWS: Twitter Stands Up For One Of Its Users

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 12:59pm

Twitter has filed a motion in state court in New York seeking to quash a court order requiring it to turn over information about one of its users and his communications on Twitter. This particular case involves a Twitter user, Malcolm Harris,…

I Like Ike

I Like Ike

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 8:09am

“I Like Ike” is one of the most well-known and catchiest political slogans of all time. According to a decision that was issued by a federal judge in Virginia a few days ago, however, the modern-day equivalent—saying that you "like"…

Twitter, WikiLeaks, and Your Right to Privacy

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 4:12pm

Today we're filing an appeal in the legal battle over the records of several Twitter users being sought by the government in connection with its WikiLeaks investigation. In this latest round, we’re again fighting to make public the government’s…

The Fight to Put Works by Picasso, Hitchcock, Stravinsky, and Others Back in the Public Domain

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 3:21pm

Our Constitution wisely gives Congress the power to pass copyright laws. A current Supreme Court case and new ACLU friend-of-the-court brief are a reminder, however, of why our courts need to have the ability to ensure that Congress uses…

DHS Tries to Subtract Mozilla Add-On

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 6:08pm

The government appears to be up to its old tricks again. As Mozilla General Counsel Harvey Anderson reports, the Department of Homeland Security recently requested that Mozilla take down a Firefox add-on that helps users access information on the…

Free Speech Prevails in 10-Year Censorship Battle

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 9:28pm

Free speech on the Internet is a big winner today. The Supreme Court earlier announced that it will not hear the government’s latest appeal of the ban on enforcement of the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), the federal law that would criminalize…

Judge Punishes Reporter for Protecting Her Sources

By Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 10:30am
Toni Locy, a former reporter for USA Today, is the latest example of what has become an all-too familiar trend over the past few years: judges forcing journalists to disclose their confidential sources. Ms. Locy, who wrote about the 2001 anthrax attacks…
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