Diebold, Inc., manufacturer of electronic voting machines, has been sending out dozens of cease and desist letters to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), after internal documents indicating flaws in their systems were published on the Internet. The company cited copyright violations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and demanded that the documents be taken down.
Now EFF and the Center for Internet and Society Cyberlaw Clinic at Stanford Law School are fighting back, seeking a court order on behalf of nonprofit ISP Online Policy Group (OPG) and two Swarthmore College students to prevent Diebold’s abusive copyright claims from silencing public debate about voting, the very foundation of our democratic process.
Copyfight: EFF, CIS Seek Court Order Against Diebold
Derek Slater: "On Friday, Harvard's Computer Security team contacted me about Diebold's notice-and-takedown request."