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EFF: Right to link threatened in the USA?

Defending the right to link to controversial information about flaws in electronic voting systems, EFF announced it will defend an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a news website publisher against claims of indirect copyright infringement from the electronic voting machines' manufacturer.


  • October 17, 2003: Hales, Paul, Firm's attempts to down hyperlinks an attack on free speech, says EFF, The Inquirer:
    "The antics of Diebold, a maker of electronic voting systems, which has been leaning on ISPs to get them to prevent linking to a election of its internal memos here, have drawn the EFF into the ring."

  • October 16, 2003: EFF Defends Right to Publish Links to Electronic Voting Memos, Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release:
    "On October 10, 2003, electronic voting company Diebold, Inc., sent a cease-and-desist letter to the nonprofit Online Policy Group (OPG) ISP demanding that OPG remove a page of links published on an Independent Media Center (IndyMedia) website located on a computer server hosted by OPG."


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