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Blawg Review: Illuminati Edition

Kevin A. Thompson is showing his age. This Chicago IP attorney actually remembers the 2400-baud modem. More to the point, he remembers a seminal 1993 Internet law case in which the use of modems and bulletin-board systems on the pre-modern Internet resulted in a Secret Service bust of two sysops on a BBS operated by game publisher Steve Jackson Games. The BBS was called Illuminati, in honor of the company's popular conspiracy game of the same name. Steve Jackson Games went on to win vindication in the courts, and Kevin Thompson now invokes the memory of this case as he hosts Blawg Review #93 at his blog Cyberlaw Central. It is a world populated by the likes of the Gnomes of Zurich, the Servants of Cthulhu and the Bavarian Illuminati, so let Thompson be your guide.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 29, 2007 at 03:37 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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