Feature on Edelman v. N2H2 lawsuit

July 25, 2002

In Legal First, ACLU Sues Over New Copyright Law

Says Blocking Program Lists Should Be Revealed

In the first challenge of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union on July 25, 2002 asked a federal court in Massachusetts to rule that a computer researcher has First Amendment and ""fair use"" rights to examine the full list of sites contained in an Internet blocking program and to share his research tools and results with others.  More. . . 

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On April 9, 2003, the district court granted N2H2's motion to dismiss, holding that Mr. Edelman did not have standing to sue because he had not yet completed the research that may violate the DMCA.  The ACLU is considering possible next steps. Full text of the dismissal  

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