A 1990s anti-piracy law is why you haven’t seen the hacked list of Ashley Madison customers

"Using the DMCA in the past to deal with leaks got at least one company in trouble, said Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. In 2003, a hacker broke into the servers of Diebold, Inc. and stole emails and files related to security flaws in the company’s voting machines. When graduate students reposted the files, Diebold served them with DMCA takedown notices. The students countersued the company for serving false notices, claiming Diebold didn’t actually have copyright over the material. Diebold lost the case, with a judge saying the company “materially misrepresented that Plaintiffs infringed Diebold’s copyright interest.”"