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32BitsOnline: EFF Waiting On DVD-CCA Injunction Ruling

Jan 20, 2000, 03:36 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David McGuire)

"Following more than three hours of arguments in a Santa Clara, Calif. Superior Court late Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is awaiting a ruling in a controversial First Amendment case involving digital video disc (DVD) technology...."

"While there was some hope on the part of the EFF that a ruling would be handed down immediately, "the Judge said even before arguments were made that they warrant a review," EFF spokesperson Tom McGuire told Newsbytes today...."

"In its brief filed against the DVD-CCA complaint, the EFF wrote "In this case, (the) plaintiff seeks an injunction of unprecedented breadth and intrusiveness on traditional free speech rights in order to defend a supposed trade secret that was never very secret at all. (The) plaintiff seeks prior restraint against hundreds of news sources on the Internet, claiming the right to enjoin discussion of their Content Scrambling System (CSS). That discussion centered on the results of efforts to break the weak security structures on which the CSS depends."

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