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Lawsuit settled:
The Settlement:
NLUG Thread:
Univ. Alabama'a Crimson White:
Interz0ne's Press Realease:

Update: Excellent article from Chilling Effects detailing the background, cease and desist letter, restraining order, and the settlement of the case, along with a very nice explaination of effects this case has.

Overcode's FAQ. (Site Down, Mirror here).
Slashdot feature which gives a good overview. - An excellent site with most of Acidus's research. - Acidus's site. - The powerpoint presentation.
Blackboard's statement concerning security.

The following links are from :
Cease and desist order from Blackboard.
The complaint.
The restraining order.

Stories found around the internet...

April 14, 2003 -

CNET - - John Borland

April 15, 2003 -

The Register - John Leyden - Farhad Manjoo

bIPlog - Valentina Pasquali

April 16, 2003 -

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Andrea L. Foster

April 17, 2003 -

AP - Mark Niesse - Edward W. Felten

April 18, 2003 -

Georgia Tech's Technique - Tim Cailloux

April 21, 2003 -

April 23, 2003

Cornell Daily Sun - Michael Magolis
Sun Staff -

April 24, 2003

Crimson White - Chris Otts
Our View -

April 25, 2003 - Christopher Beck

May 7, 2003 - Lindsay McGregor


Daily Illini - U-Wire - Michell Payne

The Crimson - Harvard Paper - Kimberly A. Kicenuik

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