The Guardians lista på 20 “Internet freedom fighters”

Bra lista:

  • Rickard Falkvinge
    Founder, the Pirate party
  • Birgitta Jonsdottir
    MP, The Movement, Iceland
  • John Perry Barlow
    Co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Jacob Appelbaum
    Advocate, Researcher and Developer, Tor project
  • Julian Assange
    Editor-in-chief, WikiLeaks
  • Ada Lovelace
    Computer programmer
  • Richard Stallman
    Founder, Free Software Foundation
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee
    Inventor of the world wide web
  • Professor Sebastian Thrun
    Founder, Udacity
  • Anons
    Legion, everywhere
  • Bram Cohen
    Chief Scientist, BitTorrent
  • Linus Torvalds
    Chief architect, Linux
  • Lawrence Lessig
    Founder, Creative Commons
  • Alex MacGillivray
    General counsel, Twitter
  • Dr Susan Landau
    Cybersecurity researcher, Guggenheim Fellow
  • Jimmy Wales
    Chairman, Wikimedia foundation
  • Peter Sunde
    Co-founder, Pirate Bay
  • Clay Shirky
    Writer, assistant professor at New York University
  • Aaron Swartz
    Programmer, activist
  • Heather Brooke
    Journalist and activist

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Megaupload User Asks Court to Return His Video Files | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Case Raises Key Questions About User Rights in Cloud-Based Storage

San Francisco – A small business owner who used Megaupload’s cloud-based storage system as part of his daily operations has asked a federal court to establish a process that would allow him and other lawful Megaupload users to get their files back. The procedure would help rectify the collateral damage caused by the government’s seizure of as part of a copyright infringement investigation.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) represents Kyle Goodwin, who runs a business reporting on high school sporting events in Ohio. Goodwin stored his video footage on Megaupload’s servers as a backup to his hard drive. In January, the FBI shut down and executed search warrants on the company’s servers, locking out all Megaupload customers in the process. When Goodwin’s hard drive crashed, he could not get access to any of his own video files, which he needed to conduct his business.

(via: Megaupload User Asks Court to Return His Video Files | Electronic Frontier Foundation