Diebold Abused DMCA, District Court Rules

Law360, New York (October 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a landmark case, Diebold Election Systems has been ordered to pay 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.

U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the company knowingly misrepresented that the students had infringed the company's copyright and ordered the company to pay damages and fees to two students and a nonprofit internet service...
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