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LA Times: If You Can't Protect What's Yours, You Own Nothing

Jan 31, 2000, 06:23 (34 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Valenti)

[ Thanks to Paul Eggert for this link. ]

Jack Valenti, President and Chief Executive of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, writes:

"A case is currently before a federal court in New York that has to be of interest to anyone who believes in the right to protect valuable property...."

"In the trial, the defendants no doubt can count on support from activist groups that have been seduced by the hackers' strange ideology, which equates copying and stealing software code with free speech."

"The industry's filing of a claim against these Internet hackers is the first major test of whether the congressional guard dog has any teeth."

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