Re: Diebold Demands HBO Cancel Hacking Democracy

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 02 2006 - 10:42:04 CST

I expect to enjoy Bev Harris' presentation tonight, even if it contains nothing new. It is important that the issues she raises be aired, especially now that Diebold is able to fake Open Source by providing access to state authorities (but NOT the public) to its current source code and that of Microsoft CE. Yes, it is good that Microsoft lets (some) people gape in horror at a naked CE, but, no, it is not good that only the authorities get to see the gory details. After all, absent public scrutiny, who really does trust the authorities? So...let's gather tonight in our homes and watch something more interesting and important than Survivor at the North Pole or the usual TV
  -- Dick

"D. C. Lapena" <> wrote:
  Diebold Inc. insisted that cable network HBO cancel a documentary that
questions the integrity of its voting machines, calling the program
inaccurate and unfair.

Vote machine maker settles over her whistle-blower suit

The program, "Hacking Democracy," is scheduled to debut Thursday, ,
five days before the 2006 U.S. midterm elections. The film claims that
Diebold voting machines aren't tamper-proof and can be manipulated to
change voting results.

"Hacking Democracy" is "replete with material examples of inaccurate
reporting," Diebold Election System President David Byrd said in a
letter to HBO President and Chief Executive Chris Albrecht posted on
Diebold's Web site. Short of pulling the film, Monday's letter asks
for disclaimers to be aired and for HBO to post Diebold's response on
its Web site.

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