Diebold Settles Landmark DMCA Suit In Dispute Over Voting Machines

Law360, New York (October 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Diebold Election Systems has agreed to pay $125,000 in damages and fees to a group of students who argued the company abused the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to cover up problems with its voting machines.

The settlement comes two weeks after Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Diebold knowingly misrepresented copyright infringement under the DMCA and ordered the company to pay damages and fees to two students and a nonprofit internet service provider, Online Policy Group....
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