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[FYI] (Fwd) Re: Cyber Patrol Decision

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Date sent:      	Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:43:46 -0500
Send reply to:  	Law & Policy of Computer Communications
From:           	John Young <jya@PIPELINE.COM>
Subject:        	Re: Cyber Patrol Decision

More on the Cyber Patrol decision:

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 13:48:58 -0600
From: bennett@peacefire.org
To: peacefire-press@iain.com
Subject: Judge orders CP codebreaker site shut down

U.S. District Judge Edward F. Harrington has ordered the authors of
the "Cyber Patrol codebreaker" program to remove their site from the
Internet and stop distributing information about how to decode the
list of blocked sites and find out what Cyber Patrol is blocking.  The
AP story is at:


Effective immediately, Peacefire is setting up a "mirror site network"


where we will maintain links to all known mirror sites of the original
essay.  Even if Cyber Patrol is successful in shutting down the
original site in Sweden, they will not be able to shut down all mirror
sites around the world.  We will not remove our links list without a
court order -- and no U.S. court has ever ordered a defendant to take
down a *link* to an overseas site.  (Even the judge who ruled in the
DeCSS DVD-playing program -- who granted almost all of the requests
made by the film and music industry lawyers -- did not force
defendants to stop linking to mirror sites.)

We have the text of the complaint that Cyber Patrol filed in court,
ordering the Swedish ISP to remove the essay describing how to decrypt
Cyber Patrol's list of blocked sites:


The text of the judge's temporary injunction, ordering the defendants
to remove the essay from their Web site, is not online yet.


bennett@peacefire.org     http://www.peacefire.org
(425) 649 9024
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