Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Diebold hammered by EFF, US courts for false copyright infringement claims 

Diebold, everyone's favorite error-prone electronic voting machine manufacturer, lost big a couple of days ago down in the US, and agreed to pay $125,000 in damages and fees. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's release, "a California district court found that Diebold had knowingly misrepresented that online commentators, including Indymedia and two Swarthmore college students, had infringed the company's copyrights."

Chalk one up for the good guys, and let it be an example of why Canada should have a "notice and notice" system rather than a "notice and take down" system for allegedly infringing material on host servers.

LINK: EFF Press release

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