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Wired: DVD Lawyers Make Secret Public

Jan 27, 2000, 15:41 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"Lawyers representing the DVD industry got caught in an embarrassing gaffe when they filed a lawsuit and accidentally publicized the computer code they wanted to keep secret."

"The DVD Copy Control Association included its "trade secret" source code in court documents, but forgot to ask the judge to seal them from public scrutiny."

"It may be a little late. The document is dated 13 January and is widely available on the Web. The owner of one site that placed the 140KB declaration online says over 21,000 people have downloaded it so far."

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