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Judge says Internet documents fall outside injunctions' reach

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

A federal judge in New York gave websites a partial victory by acknowledging today that when documents are published on the Internet they take on a life of their own, an existence that cannot be reversed by a court...

Fred von Lohmann, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based group that works for digital rights, praised what he agreed was a split decision. The foundation represented an anonymous individual who was earlier barred by Weinstein from posting web links to the Zyprexa documents.

"My client is pleased because he is no longer part of the injunction," Von Lohmann said in a telephone interview. "The bad news is that others still are restrained and that the judge didn't decide this based on the 1st Amendment."

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