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Wired: DVD Battle Heats Up

Mar 08, 2000, 22:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"In the trench warfare between the motion picture industry and the Linux and hacker communities, it's pretty obvious who can afford to spend the most on lawyers."

"The eight Motion Picture Association of America member companies, which have been battling the DVD-descrambling utility called DeCSS, have hired one of the largest, oldest, and meanest law firms in New York city, Proskauer Rose. They've got so many lawyers to spare that they flew some to the Bay Area just to sit in on a hearing in a separate case...."

"But the beleaguered defense teams, which have been defeated in two of two cases so far, have a not-so-secret weapon: The Internet and open collaboration."

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