Brush Up on the Diebold Controversy
January 6, 2004
As the controversy about electronic voting and the security of Diebold's voting systems continues to unfold, the Berkman Center has released a briefing that outlines the history of the case, from one woman's accidental discovery of Diebold's source code in January, 2003 to the November court battle between Diebold and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The briefing also identifies some of the legal questions that the Diebold case raises -- in particular, its use of the DMCA and other provisions of copyright law as a way to block political speech. Read the Diebold briefing and contact Mary Bridges with comments.