"Hoping to overturn a preliminary injunction order barring
publication of DeCSS software on dozens of websites, the Electronic
Frontier Foundation appealed the order to the California Sixth
Appellate Court Monday."
"DeCSS is a controversial program that breaks through the DVD's
encrypted code, and is at the center of a long-standing battle
between the motion picture industry and a group of hackers who say
they're not doing anything wrong...."
"The trial court simply ignored the defendant's First Amendment
right to publish DeCSS on his website," David Greene, EFF executive
director, said in a statement. "The court's injunction is a
prior restraint on free expression, one of the most severe civil
penalties in our legal system. Even a momentary deprivation of the
right to speak or publish causes serious and irreparable harm, far
more grave than any monetary loss."
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