October 25, 2003

Swarthmore Bans Links to Political Protest Page

Ernest_Miller writes: The e-voting machine manufacturer Diebold has been using the DMCA to suppress leaked internal company memos that show that Diebold knew about security flaws.

Swarthmore students have been running an electronic civil disobedience campaign to keep the memos public by hosting them on different student websites as each one is shut down. Unfortunately, Swarthmore has been taking an aggressive stance towards the students by pre-emptively shutting down websites that host the material, before getting a notice-and-takedown letter from Diebold.

Indeed, Swarthmore is now taking down student websites that simply link to the central protest site (which maintains links to the allegedly infringing documents).

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