Well, apparently we now know Iran's position on software copyrights. As more news is coming out about how Iran cracks down on mobile phone dissent and is increasingly blocking internet access to any sites it doesn't like, one of the issues was that an American firm was accused of providing Iran the filters, making it complicit in the blocking. However, the firm has responded quickly saying that they've never licensed their filtering software to any Iranian firms, and any such use is completely unauthorized. The company claims it's taking legal action, but it's hard to see how they're going to be able to stop the ISPs from using the software.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Crowdfunded Prize For Open Source Jailbreaking iOS7 To Improve Accessibility
- Advisory Panel Offers Suggestions To Strengthen US Cybersecurity, But Is The Government Capable Of Change?
- ACLU Calls For Ban On Nonlethal Weapons In Schools After Tased Student Ends Up In Coma
- Lightning Strikes Twice: Wannabe Murderer Butt-Dials His Almost-Victim
- Companies Developing Crowd Analysis Programs To Detect 'Abnormalities' In Behavior And Match Faces Against Giant Databases