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CNET First Amendment lawyers take on DVD cracking case

Apr 04, 2000, 22:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patricia Jacobus)

"The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) submitted its appeal this week following the January order issued by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge in California."

"The foundation argues that the Web site postings of the program are constitutionally protected free speech and do not meet the test of trade secret infringement."

""The battleground over the First Amendment is now in cyberspace," Jim Wheaton, senior counsel for nonprofit, public-interest law firm the First Amendment Project, said in a statement. "Old media is lumbering into the new era and wants to knock down our civil liberties in a clumsy attempt to maintain the old paradigm.""

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