Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Anderson, et al.

Defendants Anderson, Ryan and Chiesa's Response to Plaintiff's "Motion to Modify Terms But Not Duration of Temporary Restraining Order" and Cross Motion For Reconsideration


Three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were ordered by a federal court judge to cancel their scheduled presentation at DEFCON about vulnerabilities in Boston's transit fare payment system, violating their First Amendment right to discuss their important research.

EFF represents Zack Anderson, RJ Ryan and Alessandro Chiesa. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) sued the students and MIT in United States District Court in Massachusetts, claiming that the students violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by delivering information to conference attendees that could be used to defraud the MBTA of transit fares.

This is the defendants' response to plaintiff's motion to modify terms but not duration of temporary restraining order and also the students' cross motion for reconsideration.

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Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Prejudgment Remedies | Federal, 1st Circuit, Massachusetts | United States