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[liberationtech] lawsuit on behalf of researchers who study the Internet

Christian Sandvig csandvig at umich.edu
Wed Aug 10 10:39:59 PDT 2016


Hey liberationtech -- I left the petition link out of this email.  It is:

http://slashpolicy.com/petition/curiosity-is-not-a-crime/

Sincerely,
Christian




On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>
wrote:

> From: Christian Sandvig <csandvig at umich.edu>
>
> Update: A community of devs interested in public policy started an petition
> in support of our court case. This is a case filed on behalf of AoIR
> researchers and against the CFAA/US Government.
>
> It is very sweet of them to make this petition. If you agree, you may want
> to sign it.
>
> Context below.
>
> Best,
> Christian
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:25 PM, Christian Sandvig <
> christian.sandvig at umich.edu> wrote:
>
> >
> > Dear AIR colleagues,
> >
> > On Wednesday I joined other Internet researchers and filed a lawsuit
> > against the US Government to protect the legal right to conduct online
> > research. The case was just called "key to the future of social science."
> >  I thought this issue might be of interest to some of you. If so, please
> > feel free to read and share the details below. Note that I filed this
> > lawsuit as a private citizen and it does not involve my university.
> >
> > Yours sincerely,
> > Christian
> >
> > --
> > http://www.niftyc.org
> >
> >
> >
> > Why I am Suing the Government
> > (or: I write scripts, bots, and scrapers that collect online data)
> > https://socialmediacollective.org/2016/07/01/why-i-am-suing-
> the-government/
> >
> > Most of What You Do Online Is Illegal. Let's End the Absurdity.
> > by Christian Sandvig and Karrie Karahalios
> > *The Guardian *(Op-Ed)
> >
> > https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/30/
> cfaa-online-law-illegal-discrimination
> >
> > Legal Complaint: Sandvig v. Lynch
> > https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/sandvig-v-lynch-complaint
> >
> > Researchers Sue The Government Over Computer Hacking Law
> >
> > https://www.wired.com/2016/06/researchers-sue-government-
> computer-hacking-law/
> >
> > When Should Hacking Be Legal? A Group of Academics and Journalists Say a
> > Federal Computer-Fraud Law Criminalizes Their Work
> >
> > http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/07/
> when-should-hacking-be-legal/489785/
>
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