Why War? has a list of the additional university sites with the Diebold memos posted. UCBerkeley's own Parker Thompson and Joe Hall have joined with the other mirrors, and I'm linking to them. Under Swarthmore's policy, just linking is grounds for cutting off network access. Course, I'm not going as far as James Grimmelmann at Yale, who links to linkers linking to linkers linking to linkers. Or Derek Slater at Harvard, who's just linking everywhere, writing letters and mirroring.
How many more links do you need, before you get the picture, Diebold? Voting is too important to have you hide the goods. Cause frankly, we can link you under the table.
Is It Real?
Although Ernie Miller has noted that in the AP article, Diebold's CEO Jacobsen has said, "We're cautioning anyone from drawing wrong or incomplete conclusions about any of those documents or files purporting to be authentic." If they are not authentic, the DMCA doesn't apply in this case.
This after he criticized Ernie Miller and Siva Vaidhyanathan for blindly repeating what they find at the Why War? site, when in fact, Siva pointed to Ernie, who has been doing direct reporting after calling Swarthmore's IT department and various people at the Why War? site. None-the-less, Burke makes a good point about the point: we're here to point out how ridiculous the DMCA interpretations are about linking, as well as why companies that provide anything to do with voting should be totally transparent. And so the protest needs to be directed, responsible and thoughtful.Posted by Mary Hodder at October 28, 2003 07:45 PM