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ZDNet: ACLU slams Cyber Patrol tactics

Mar 25, 2000, 15:55 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The American Civil Liberties Union criticized Internet filtering software maker Microsystems Software Inc. and its parent company Mattel Inc. on Friday, accusing them of attempting to limit free speech on the Internet."

"The civil-rights group's charges stem not from the Mattel lawsuit accusing two international hackers of violating the copyright agreement of its Cyber Patrol software, but with the tactics of Mattel's lawyers in pursuing a temporary restraining order in the case."

"... subpoenas, which were sent out by e-mail last Saturday -- attempt to stop the distribution of two utilities: one that lets children turn off the Cyber Patrol's filtering and another that allows users to look at the complete list of filtered sites."

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