Diebold, the electronic voting company and the subject of a recent Loose Wire column, have confirmed that they’ve decided not to sue folk who published leaked documents about the alleged security breaches of electronic voting. AP reports (no URL available yet) that a Diebold spokesman promised in a conference call Monday with U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel and attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation that it would not sue dozens of students, computer scientists and ISP operators who received cease-and-desist letters from August to October. Diebold did not disclose specifics on why it had dropped its legal case, but the decision is a major reversal
Further to my earlier post about the RIAA on your tail, you can check whether they are, courtesy of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This episode in the progress of digital copyright could prove interesting.