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Feb 07, 2000, 00:36 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Open Source set finally got a chance to sock it to the man today, but it happened to be the wrong man."

"To bring some sense to the bitter dispute between DVD hackers and the motion picture industry, LinuxWorld organizers wanted to host an open forum between the defenders of the DVD decryption program DeCSS and the MPAA Friday morning."

"As it turned out, no one from the film industry consortium was present. Organizers had hoped a lawyer from Proskauer, Rose -- the firm retained by the MPAA -- would appear. They had to settle for Mark Traphagen, a Washington-based lawyer who worked extensively for the software industry during the drafting of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act."

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