Donna reports that Diebold has decided not to sue over the posting of their internal e-voting memos. See also the Stanford Center for Internet and Society’s site about the case, and Larry Lessig’s thoughts.
Kucinich Calls for Hearing on Diebold DMCA Abuse — citing Kucinich’s letter to the Judiciary Committee Diebold’s actions abuse the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, using copyright to suppress speech rather than fulfill the Constitution’s purpose for copyright, to “promote progress.” These abuses raise a fundamental conflict with the First Amendment, diminishing the Internet’s tremendous value … Continue reading “Donna on Diebold”
A big-picture look at the whole mess: Machine Politics in the Digital Age [pdf] Senator Jon Corzine, Democrat of New Jersey, does not buy such conspiracy theories, but he said he was appalled at the situation. “It’s outrageous,” he said. “Not only does Mr. O’Dell want the contract to provide every voting machine in the … Continue reading “NYTimes on Diebold”
Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Law Clinic Sue Electronic Voting Company A nonprofit Internet Service Provider (ISP) and two Swarthmore College students are seeking a court order on Election Day tomorrow to stop electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold Systems, Inc., from issuing specious legal threats. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Internet … Continue reading “EFF Goes After Diebold”
File Sharing Pits Copyright Against Free Speech [pdf] — this is a very lengthy piece Forbidden files are circulating on the Internet and threats of lawsuits are in the air. Music trading? No, it is the growing controversy over one company’s electronic voting systems, and the issues being raised, some legal scholars say, are as … Continue reading “The NYTimes on the Diebold Stink”
Diebold Chases Links To Leaked Memos See the text of a notice-and-takedown letter
Can be found at The Importance of, where Ernest is covering a multitude of angles on the story Swarthmore’s Professor Burke on the Diebold/Swarthmore Scandal Diebold Countering Civil Disobedience with More Notice-and-Takedown Letters Diebold Protest Growing Also, don’t miss the Tom Tomorrow cartoon that Donna referenced.
File-Sharing Students Fight Copyright Constraints Twelve Brown students received these letters; Mr. McCune ended up paying $3,000 to settle the claim. But the experience made him interested in changing intellectual property regulations. Last spring he co-founded Brown’s chapter of Students for Free Culture, a national organization sprouting up on college campuses that advocates loosening the … Continue reading “So, Generation Q Responds (see below)”
The REAL Litmus Test (local copy)
This Princeton site points to a distressing paper to read: Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine Abstract This paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software. We obtained the machine from a private party. Analysis of the machine, in light of real election … Continue reading “Princeton eVoting Study”