"Mattel's claim of victory Monday in a lawsuit over its
Cyberpatrol filtering software may be premature."
"The toy giant said during a court hearing here that it had
acquired intellectual property rights to a program that reveals
Cyberpatrol's secret list of off-limits websites and settled the
case. Mattel said it planned to use its new copyright in court
to ban Internet copying of the "cphack" utility."
"But cphack's authors released it under the GNU General
Public License, which appears to permit unlimited distribution of
the original cphack program, even if Mattel now owns the
""Once you do that you can't revoke it," said Bennett Haselton
of Peacefire, a group opposed to filtering software that
temporarily put up its own cphack mirror site."
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