Wednesday, November 05, 2003

The EFF and The Stanford Center for Internet and Society are suing Diebold for abuse of copyright over their recent cease and desist letters to people linking to online copies of their internal memos.

For T182 students looking in for the first time, Diebold are one of the three largest suppliers of electronic voting machines in the US. There has been some controversy recently about whether these machines do the job as well as they should. I have written about it periodically here but if you're interested in looking at the issue in more detail (when you have finished T182) some people who know a lot about the issues are David Dill at Stanford, Rebecca Mecuri at Bryn Mawr, Aviel D. Rubin at Johns Hopkins University and Bev Harris, author of the soon to be published book Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering In The 21st Century.

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