[Politech] BlackBoxVoting.org shut down by legal nastygram from Diebold

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 15:11:37 PDT

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    Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 11:00:53 -0400
    To: declan@private
    From: Glenn Hauman <Glenn.Hauman@private>
    Subject: BlackBoxVoting shut down by legal threat
    In case you missed it:
    Diebold feels the heat. Sends out attack lawyers
    Blackbox Voting.org is Bev Harris' site exposing the security 
    vulnerabilities of the Diebold voting machines.
    As of 8:46 p.m. PST, the site has been pulled, with the following message:
         Due to a dispute with Diebold, Incorporated, and its wholly owned 
    subsidiary Diebold Election Systems, Inc. (collectively "Diebold"), which 
    is claiming links to certain materials that do not reside on the 
    blackboxvoting.org website constitute  copyright infringement, 
    blackboxvoting.org has been temporarily disabled.
         We regret any inconvenience this may cause visitors and journalists to 
    the blackboxvoting.org site and hope to have this matter resolved shortly.
         In the interim, send questions or information requests to 
    And do you want irony, with a capital "I", in a way that only a company run 
    by a committed Bush fundraiser could manage?
    Check out the Diebold corporate site. At the top of the page, in a flash 
    animation, we get the following message:
         The Constitution protects our democracy.
         We protect the Constitution.
         The Bill of Rights protects our freedoms.
         We protect the Bill of Rights.
         The Declaration of Independence secured our freedoms.
         We secure the Declaration of Independence.
    Well, except for that pesky First Amendment.
    Best-- Glenn Hauman, LotAuctions
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