posted on Mar, 28 2020 @ 03:03 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape
Steve Jackson did win the lawsuit, quote below:-
"Raid by the Secret Service
Main article: Steve Jackson Games, Inc. v. United States Secret Service
On March 1, 1990, the Secret Service raided the offices of Steve Jackson Games, seizing three computers, two laser printers, dozens of floppy
disks, and the master copy of GURPS Cyberpunk; a genre toolkit for cyberpunk games, written by Loyd Blankenship, the hacker and an employee at the
time. The Secret Service believed that Blankenship had illegally accessed Bell South systems, and uploaded a document possibly affecting 9-1-1
systems onto Steve Jackson Games's public bulletin board system; and, furthermore, that GURPS Cyberpunk would help others commit computer
crimes. During their investigation, the Secret Service also read (and deleted) private emails on one of the computers. Though the materials were
later returned in June, Steve Jackson Games filed suit in federal court, winning at trial.
The raid helped form the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which was founded in July 1990."
The raid seems to be about 9-1-1 systems????