Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Anderson, et al.

Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration and/or Modification of August 14, 2008 Discovery Order

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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' motion for reconsideration and/or modification of August 14, 2008 Discovery Order.

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Published In: Constitutional Law Updates, Criminal Law Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Discovery Motions | Federal, 1st Circuit, Massachusetts | United States

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