E-voting machine maker loses copyright case

In a victory for free speech advocates, a US District Judge in California ruled Thursday that e-voting machine maker Diebold knowingly misrepresented its claims when it sent cease and desist letters to students who posted Diebold's internal communications on the internet, and the students' internet provider.

The memos were stolen from a Diebold company server and voiced electronic voting security concerns the company had previously denied. Diebold threatened the Swarthmore College students with litigation under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, yet knew that the materials posted did not infringe on their copyright. AP has more.

 

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