UKCARDS Research Gag Attempt
UK Bankers attempt to Gag Student's Research
A UK bankers' trade association recently (as at December 2010) tried to get Cambridge University to remove the thesis of one of its research students from his web page.
The thesis, for which he was awarded an MPhil degree and which has been online for several months, together with other documents and web pages relating to the attempt are listed and linked below.
The following documents and links explain the issue in detail:
- File:The Smart Card Detective.pdf - The thesis to which the bankers object
- The web page to which the bankers object
- File:Take-down letter.pdf - UKCARD take-down letter
- File:Cambridge University take-down response.pdf - Cambridge University response to UKCARD take-down letter
- Cambridge University's Ross Anderson Blog on the subject
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