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ZDNet: Hackers settle Cyber Patrol suit

Mar 27, 2000, 23:31 (8 Talkback[s])
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"ACLU attorney 'surprised' as programmers surrender rights to their hack of Cyber Patrol filter and agree to permanent injunction."

"The defendants, both of them programmers -- one Swedish, the other Canadian -- agreed Monday to abide by permanent injunctions preventing them from distributing their software, which allows users to bypass Cyber Patrol filters. They also agreed to turn over rights to their software to Microsystems."

"The fate of those mirror sites is still in question. While Monday's settlement effectively ends the original suit -- Microsystems has agreed to drop its case against the defendants' Internet service providers -- Judge Edward Harrington has not yet determined whether the original restraining order applies to the mirror sites."

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