"Johansen is the co-founder of a group called Masters of Reverse
Engineering, whose members developed a software program, called
DeCSS, that's designed to break the DVD encoding system. He was
among the first to post DeCSS, which allows users to view DVDs on
computers that don't use Windows or Macintosh operating
"Johansen says the encryption codes on DVDs don't provide
copy protection; they simply control playback...."
"The court here said that DeCSS provides the keys to theft. . .
. That is wrong, and we would hope that people around the world
would recognize that it is wrong," said Mark Litvack, worldwide
legal director at the MPAA."
"As to other locales, I would hope that people would abide by
law and to the extent that they challenge us, we will look at every
instance and determine what to do -- we have numerous weapons
available to us," he added."
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