Monday, February 4, 2019
Threat Of Prosecution?
I got a cryptic text from a friend this morning sending me to www.codeisfreespeech.com. That is the website which has established after the Attorney General of Washington State challenged Defense Distributed's settlement with the Department of Justice regarding ITAR. The District Court granted an injunction against Defense Distributed's ability to put its files on the Internet. Note that it only enjoined Defense Distributed and a couple of others. It didn't enjoin the any of the coalition of civil rights groups that set up www.codeisfreespeech.com.
Here is what I found when I went to the website.
It says that file access was being restricted due to a threat of prosecution. I don't know which government entity is threatening them and infringing on the right of free speech but I'm sure we will find in the near future.
As an aside, I sat next to two guys from Defense Distributed on part of my trip home from the SHOT Show. They told me that the Ghost Gunner 2 mini-CNC machine would now be able to finish the Polymer 80 Glock-ish 80% lower as they had released the code to do it.