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The Standard: Disorder in the Court over DVD

Dec 31, 1999, 19:04 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Learmonth)

"A Santa Clara County judge refused to stop Web sites from posting a tiny piece of code that copies movies stored on DVDs."

"Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge William Elfving denied a request for a temporary restraining order by the DVD Copy Control Association to not only ban sites from posting the software, but also to prevent other sites from linking to them...."

"Linux enthusiasts claim the code was not meant to facilitate illegal copying or to disseminate copyrighted material. A DVD need not be decoded to be copied, the courtroom protesters pointed out."

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