Case Against Diebold To Continue… Hopefully

from the as-it-should dept

While Diebold quietly backed down from their legal threats against anyone hosting their internal documents, showing that they knew their e-voting machines were not secure, one of the groups suing them says they’re going to push forward with the lawsuit to get a decision saying that such whistleblowing (and especially just linking to others hosting such documents) is not a violation of copyright law. Hopefully the courts will hear the case. Unfortunately, recent history suggests that now that Diebold has withdrawn their lawsuits, the court may say the matter is closed – meaning that companies like Diebold can continue to improperly use the DMCA to threaten anyone blowing the whistle, unless those people can generate enough bad publicity to force the company to back down.

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