As far as we know, there are no complete presentations of the Machado case either in print or on the Internet. The references we provide below are all partial views of the case. The case presentation we have done is based on original news sources, court documents and police records, interviews with individuals involved in the case, and other references from the Internet.
The best overview from original sources can be obtained by spending the money to buy the series of articles in the Orange County register. A search in their archives reveals (as of June, 2001) 23 articles on this case in the paper.
We also provide some references to books and articles that are useful background reading about flaming, perceptions of privacy, and the Machado case.
Finally, we provide a large list of links that will help you see the larger picture in this case.
The Orange County Register is the local paper for Irvine and Orange County. Its searchable archives cost money to retrieve an article, but have the best documentation on the Machado case as it unfolded.
R.F. Raney, "More Trouble for Man in Hate Mail Case", The New York Times on the web, Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/98/10/cyber/articles/01email.html (current Oct. 1, 1998).
United States v. Richard Machado, 96-142-AHS U.S. (1997).
Irvine Police Department, Crime Report #57190.A029, DR# 961473, Sept. 23, 1997.
Irvine Police Department, Supplemental Report, Case# UCIPD 96-1473, Harassing Communication/Threat, Sept. 24, 1996.
Federally Protected Activities Act, U.S. Code, Title 18, Chapter 13, sect. 245(1968).
University of California Links
The University of California at Irvine
UCIs Office of Academic Computing (OAC)
UCI Email use policy
UCIs Student Newspaper, with archives back to the time of the Machado trial
The Civil Rights Act of 1968
Link to brandenburg vs ohio: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/comm/free_speech/brandenburg.html
Federal Bureau of Investigation Web page on Hate Crime Cases. http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/civilrights/hatecases.htm
Approaches to Privacy Legislation in other countries
Office of the Information Commissioner in the United Kingdom
The European Commissions site on Data Protection
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Professionalism in Software Engineering
The Texas Board of Professional Engineers, which contains a link to the legislation that established software engineering as a licensed profession.
The Development of the UNIX operating system
A paper by Dennis Ritchie on the early history of Unix
A useful paper on the history of the development of Unix
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Electronic Privacy Information Center