There were a few interesting [yet unrelated] side-facts about the case that prevented it from being as cut and dry as it needs to be for the media to take the side of the evil hackers and see it as a suppression of speech.
] I'm still quite frustrated that this did not get more
] attention when it happened. It was a clear case of a company
] using the law to suppress speech, and it went off without a
] ] In the end, Blackboard was able to use the law to ban two
] ] students from speaking at a conference, conducting
] ] security research and publicly criticizing its product.
] ] As long as such efforts prove effective, other
] ] individuals and corporations will continue to misuse the
] ] law in order to censor speech and other legitimate
] ] activities. Those concerned with chilling effects should
] ] take note.
RE: Chilling Effects Analysis of the Blackboard Case