Alert! Iconic Internet Door of Fun

Alert! Iconic Internet Door of Fun


Believe it or not, there actually is a doorway at EFF labelled this way!
  • An Owl (White) [1]
  • Buy Our Resplendent Pariah [3]
  • Chi Flake [5]
  • Cozy Tsar Leg [3]
  • Easy Cogent Cranial Unity [9]
  • Entrepreneurs' Camaraderie is a Godsend That Points to Hunts [21]
  • Feudal Bath Flu [9]
  • Heathen Violates Norm on Sharp Visors [10]
  • Inner Coffee Lot [8]
  • Javelin Tack [5]
  • Joe + John's Channel [13]
  • Peltry Scent [2]
  • Rosy Dry Milk Vat [3]
  • Sedate My Boss [2]
  • Silly Paw Goblin Glee [15]
  • Ten Robocop Stars Code Tin Drum [15]
  • True Heir to Noon [9]
  • Waldo Swing [4]
  • Warm Sage [2]
  • Your Handstand is Ill [7]

At an EFF party, Star Trek: The Next Generation actor XII fought a live boxing match against the television character VI to protest copyright abuses by the character's copyright holders.

At the MGM v. Grokster Supreme Court argument in 2005, EFF staff got Motion Picture Association of America president XIX to autograph a physical Betamax videocasette.

EFF board member Dave Farber's adage "XVI" relates to the difficulties in enforcing jurisdictional distinctions online.

EFF cofounder John Gilmore's adage "XIII" was originally about the behavior of newsgroup software when system administrators attempted to remove posts they disliked.

EFF has regularly participated in DEF CON, an event named after a military jargon term popularized in the computer security community by the film I, which also gave us other hacker catchphrases, tropes, and, allegedly, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

EFF helped found the largest public certificate authority service, known as XVII.

EFF research in connection with a copyright threat against an online creator showed that the classic song "II" is in the public domain. (No, it's not "Happy Birthday to You"!)

EFF sponsored early-stage development of the online privacy software Tor, which was then understood as an acronym for "XVIII". (Following rebranding, Tor developers say it is no longer considered an acronym.)

EFF's Alasaad case challenges warrantless searches of electronic devices carried out mainly by the U.S. XX agency.

EFF's first staff attorney coined the adage known as IV about Internet users' propensity to make often-facile comparisons to the Third Reich.

EFF's newsletter was named XIV because it was originally conceived of as the electronic counterpart ("printed on 100% recycled electrons") of EFF's print newsletter.

EFF's strategy director Danny O'Brien coined the term "X" in 2004.

In 2001 EFF negotiated with San Jose tech company XV to get them to drop support for the criminal DMCA prosecution of Russian programmer VII, who had been arrested at DEF CON. (Yes, we know ะฏ is a single letter in Russian and should probably not be split up in an anagram this way!)

In the Lenz copyright litigation, EFF challenged the way a video of a baby dancing to the song "IX" was taken down due to a DMCA complaint.

In the state and Federal DVD decryption cases, EFF argued on behalf of people publishing the DeCSS software, and later gave an award to its then-teenaged Norwegian co-author, VIII.

The film Sneakers, despite involving both the III and anagrams as central plot elements, mysteriously did not present any anagrams for the name "III". In real life, however, EFF and two partner organizations flew an airship, bearing the phrase "XI", over its data center in V.