Scripting News: EFF got $1 million each from Facebook and Google.

Thanks to Adam Curry for digging up a pointer to this Fortune article.

It helps answer the question I asked a couple of days ago, if EFF can rep the users of tech industry services if they already rep the interests of the industry.

In both cases the $1 million payment was in settlement of a legal action, not brought by the EFF. Both companies, according to the Fortune article, “helped select EFF to be their beneficiary.”

I remembered reading about the settlements at the time, but didn’t remember them when I wrote Tuesday’s blog post. It’s where I formed the impression that the EFF gets money from the tech industry.

Thanks Adam for digging up this pointer! 🙂


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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