Aug 18 2008

Does the judge understand the First Amendment?

Published by at 8:56 am under Government,Hacking

It’s anecdotal, but the judge in the MBTA case was apparently told that by stifling the research done by the MIT students he was breaking their First Amendment rights, to which he responded that “I’m going to let my ruling stand anyway.” The latest thrust in this fiasco is that the MBTA lawyers were trying to get everything associated with the research, hardware, software etc, which the MIT guys are failing to comply with.

My thought is that they MBTA lawyers are less looking for further information on the hack and are more looking for any clues they can find to nail the students and accuse them of actually getting free rides for them or their friends. What better way to teach these kids to never embarass the MBTA again?

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