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Wired/Reuters: Calif. Reviews DVD Code Case

May 30, 2003, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])


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"California's top prosecutor on Thursday argued that an engineer had acted as a thief and not a free speech advocate when he published on the Internet computer code used to decrypt DVDs.

"'The program we are talking about is a burglary tool,' Attorney General Bill Lockyer told the California Supreme Court, which is considering whether it was illegal to publish the decrypting program.

"'It makes no sense for the law to create a safe harbor for hackers,' Lockyer told the court in San Francisco..."

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