Judge to Determine Policy on Linking to Stolen Docs. in E-Voting Machine Case

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 18, 2003

Judge Jeremy Foley, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, will rule in the next several weeks on whether internal documents stolen from Diebold Inc., and posted to or linked from a range of personal, non-profit and university websites, must be removed due to copyright infringement. See my November 14 posting which details relevant information associated with this case.

  • For those with access to the Wall Street Journal online or in print, see this November 13, 2003 article, Beware E-Voting. The author, Jeremy Wagstaff identifies the individual who initiated what has resulted in the Diebold legal challenge. Bev Harris stumbled upon a link to the documents in question via an unprotected FTP address on the company’s website. She downloaded 40,000 files to her PC and passed them on to various groups, who in turn posted them to their respective websites, and so on…
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