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RE: [dvd-discuss] Diebold uses DMCA to suppress embarrassing memos

Security by obscurity again rears it's ugly head.

Isn't there already a DMCA exemption for security research?

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnold G. Reinhold [mailto:reinhold@world.std.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 4:12 PM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Diebold uses DMCA to suppress 
> embarrassing memos
> Here is a link to a Wired article on Diebold Election Systems's 
> attempt to use the DMCA to suppress a large file of Diebold memos 
> that call in to question the security of Diebold's voting machines 
> and suggest possibly illegal conduct:
> http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,61002,00.html
> A group of students at Swarthmore College are mounting what they call 
> an electronic civil disobedience campaign to get large numbers of 
> sites to mirror the files. The campaign is headquartered at the 
> why-war.com web site: http://why-war.com/features/2003/10/diebold.html
> While the President of Swarthmore says he is proud of the students, 
> he is complying fully with Diebold's demands. "... students were 
> angered by the school's decision to take down sites that linked to 
> sites posting the memos, in addition to actual sites that posted the 
> memos. "
> Another site that refused to remove links:
> http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/09/1649419_comment.php
> is being defended by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
> http://www.eff.org/Legal/ISP_liability/20031016_eff_pr.php
> Arnold Reinhold