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SJ Mercury/Reuters: DVD industry group sues over copying program

Dec 29, 1999, 15:48 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Hillis)

"The wholesale copying and distribution of copyrighted motion pictures destroys the motion picture industry's ability to protect its intellectual property and destroys the market for the computer and consumer electronics industries' DVD-based products," the lawsuit said...."

"There's a lot of issues that go into something like this, like freedom of speech and all that, but those freedoms are limited when you know what you are doing is wrong and you're hurting people," said Ronald Coolley, an independent intellectual property attorney with law firm Arnold White & Durkee in Chicago...."

"They have to make a statement," said Claude Stern, an intellectual property attorney with Fenwick & West. "All those companies that have major amounts of content can't afford to have some moron hacker post something because he thinks it's cool."

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