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The Register: US courts kowtow to entertainment industry

Nov 29, 2001, 22:18 (7 Talkback[s])
"Wednesday was a bad day for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF ), a watchdog group involved in several suits challenging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) on behalf of consumers, researchers and publishers.

First up, 2600 publisher Eric Corely aka Emmanuel Goldstein, who was barred from posting or linking to the DeCSS DVD descrambling utility last summer by a US district court, has lost his appeal. EFF, which represented Corely, received word Wednesday that the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's ruling, but has not yet received a copy of the decision. EFF says it will publish it as soon as it can, probably within a few days' time.

Second, Princeton Computer Science Professor Edward Felten, who brought suit with EFF representation seeking a declaratory judgment which would guarantee his freedom to present and publish findings from the HackSDMI public challenge of last September, has seen his case dismissed."

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