"A free-software fanatic unleashes a "useless" program to
foil investigators looking for the DeCSS DVD decryption
"The attempt here with the decoy is to put up thousands and
thousands of mirror sites, to the point where the investigators
throw up their hands in disgust," says Prodromou, who posted the
software under his nom de plume, Mr. Bad...."
"With the decoy DeCSS, Prodromou figures he has hit on an
effective way to protest, without sticking his neck out too far.
The idea of distributing DeCSS appealed to him; a lot of hackers
have asserted that if thousands of people were distributing the
code, the studios and DVD makers wouldn't go after all of them. But
Prodromou wasn't sure he wanted to break the law. "I'm a total
chicken, and don't want to go to court," he wrote on the Pigdog
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