ZDNet: Berst Alert: Free Speech On The Web? Don't Even Talk About It
Aug 24, 2000, 23:32 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)
"Despite freedom of speech, you still can't shout "FIRE" in
a crowded theater. Now you can't even point to the person shouting.
At least that's one way of reading the ruling in the DVD hacker
case. And that's scary."
"The ruling is just another shot in the battle over copyright
and free speech on the Net. The same fight has seen file-swapping
sites such as Napster and MP3.com on the ropes. But the precedent
set by this ruling could be the most sweeping. And the final
resolution may ultimately be a political one."
"Not only did Judge Kaplan bar Corley from posting the code, he
said the hacker/journalist was not allowed to link to sites where
the same software was available for downloading. Corley responded
by listing only the names of sites with the code. He says it will
take another court order to get him to remove those.
- NY Times: Whose Intellectual Property Is It, Anyway? The Open Source War(Aug 24, 2000)
- U-Wire Today: Sony exec: We will beat Napster(Aug 23, 2000)
- Wired: Only News That's Fit to Link [DeCSS Trial Implications](Aug 23, 2000)
- LinuxWorld: DeCSS trial wrap up - Kaplan finds in favor of MPAA; defendants appealing(Aug 21, 2000)
- VNU Net: Hollywood wins DVD cracking case(Aug 19, 2000)
- eWeek: DVD hacker case ruling sets shocking precedent(Aug 18, 2000)
- CNET News.com/AP: Judge backs movie industry in DVD cracking case(Aug 17, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Intel backing Napster model(Aug 10, 2000)
- Librenix: Why the Napster decision doesn't matter(Aug 02, 2000)
- VNU Net: Record companies risk Napster backlash(Aug 01, 2000)
- TLS: The Great Napster Debate! Or, why corporate America has lost the war...(Jul 31, 2000)
- InternetNews.com: Survey: MP3 Users Actually Buy More Music(Jul 27, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Study: Napster users buy more music(Jul 21, 2000)
- EFF.org: DVD Update: Movie Studios Admit DeCSS Not Related to Piracy(Jul 19, 2000)
- EEF.org: DVD Update: EFF Moves to Disqualify Kaplan: Judge was Time Warner's Lawyer on DVD Issues(Jul 17, 2000)
- LinuxPower: Where We Are All Citizens: Openlaw and DeCSS(Jun 05, 2000)