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 The Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was established to help
civilize the ``electronic frontier''---the Cyberspacial medium
becoming ever-present in today's society; to make it truly useful and
beneficial not just to a technical elite, but to everyone; and to do
this in a way which is in keeping with the society's highest
traditions of the free and open flow of information and
communication. {This section was derived from eff.about, available
along with other material via anonymous FTP from ftp.eff.org}
The mission of the EFF is to engage in and support educational
activities which increase popular understanding of the opportunities
and challenges posed by developments in computing and
to develop among policy-makers a better understanding of the
issues underlying free and open telecommunications, and support the
creation of legal and structural approaches which will ease the
assimilation of these new technologies by society;
to raise public awareness about civil liberties issues arising from
the rapid advancement in the area of new computer-based
communications media and, where necessary, support litigation in the
public interest to preserve, protect, and extend First Amendment
rights within the realm of computing and telecommunications
to encourage and support the development of new tools which will
endow non-technical users with full and easy access to computer-based
The Usenet newsgroups comp.org.eff.talk and comp.org.eff.news are
dedicated to discussion concerning the EFF.  They also have mailing
list counterparts for those that don't have access to Usenet,
eff-talk-request@eff.org and eff-news-request@eff.org.  The first is
an informal arena (aka a normal newsgroup) where anyone may voice his
or her opinions.  The second, comp.org.eff.news, is a moderated area
for regular postings from the EFF in the form of EFFector Online.  To
submit a posting for the EFFector Online, or to get general
information about the EFF, write to eff@eff.org.  There is also a
wealth of information available via anonymous FTP on ftp.eff.org.
The EFF can be contacted at
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc.
155 Second St. #1
Cambridge, MA  02141
(617) 864-0665
(617) 864-0866 (Fax)