Judge Denies Scientists' Free Speech Rights

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Nov 30, 2001
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Press release from the Electronic Frontier Foundation discussing the results of a court case led by Princeton Professor Ed Felten challenging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Felten, you may recall, removed information about decryption software from his website after being threatened by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The judge threw out the case after 25 minutes after hearing motions to dismiss the case from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the RIAA. The EFF plans to appeal, saying "This judge apparently believes that the fact that hundreds of scientists are currently afraid to publish their work and that scientific conferences are relocating overseas isn't a problem."
Views: 0 today, 107 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]
Creative Commons License. gRSShopper

Copyright 2015 Stephen Downes ~ Contact: stephen@downes.ca
This page generated by gRSShopper.
Last Updated: May 23, 2018 06:54 a.m.