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Wired: Case Hinges on Reverse Hack

Dec 29, 1999, 05:46 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Oakes)

"Legal hacking, or the intent to damage to the DVD industry?"

"Those issues are likely to be front and center in the DVD industry's suit against hackers charged with distributing copy-cracking software...."

"Reverse engineering normally is OK," said Ronald Coolley, an intellectual property attorney at the Houston-based law firm Arnold, White & Durkee."

"The fundamental part of [trade secret] law would hold up in this case, if it's honest and legitimate reverse engineering."

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