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Microsystems Software, Inc. v. Scandinavia Online, et al. the Cyber Patrol Case

Three U.S.-based websites have re-posted the Cyber Patrol decoding program. See the ACLU press release. (October 31, 2000)

The Librarian of Congress has announced the two classes of works subject to an exemption from the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. One is "Compilations consisting of lists of websites blocked by filtering software applications." This is the type of activity that was at issue in the Cyber Patrol litigation. (October 28, 2000)

The following documents are related to the Cyber Patrol litigation, in which the manufacturer of the Internet filtering product has sought to prevent distribution of a decoding program that discloses the list of websites blocked by the software.

First Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion (September 27, 2000)

Amicus Brief in support of appellants (June 14, 2000) (PDF)

Appellants' Brief in First Circuit challenging injunction (June 7, 2000) (PDF)

ACLU press release on appeal of injunction (April 5, 2000)

Permanent injunction issued by federal court in Boston on March 28, 2000 (scanned image of court document) (HTML version available)

Finding of Facts and Conclusions of Law issued by court (scanned image of court document)

ACLU press release on issuance of injunction (March 28, 2000)

Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed on behalf of three U.S. mirror sites (PDF version available)

Motion to Quash Subpoenas issued to mirror sites (PDF version available)

ACLU press release on entry into the case (March 24, 2000)

Comprehensive archive of case material maintained at Politechbot

Peacefire website

Internet Free Expression Alliance website

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