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Students buck DMCA threat

When Diebold Election Systems learned that its internal e-mail correspondence had popped up on the Web, it used a common legal tactic: sending cease-and-desist letters to Webmasters. But in the months since the North Canton, Ohio-based company began trying to rid the Internet of those copyrighted files, it has arrived at a very unusual impasse. Far from vanishing, the files have appeared on more than 50 Web sites, run mostly by students who claim Diebold has a suspiciously cozy relationship with the Republican Party and that the e-mail conversations demonstrate its election software is flawed and should not be trusted. On Tuesday, Diebold will find itself on the defensive in court as well. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society are planning to file a lawsuit asking for a temporary restraining order that would effectively halt Diebold’s campaign against the loosely organized network of mirror sites. A hearing could be held as early as Tuesday in federal district court in San Francisco. Full Story

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