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NY Times/Dow Jones: Hollywood Studios Join Legal Battle To Stop DVD Copying

“Eight major Hollywood studios filed a lawsuit yesterday in
federal court in Manhattan claiming three New York men are
operating Web sites that are proliferating a software program
called DeCSS….”

“This is a case of theft,” said Jack Valenti, president of the
Motion Picture Association of America Inc., in a statement.
The posting of the de-encryption formula is no different from
making and then distributing unauthorized keys to a department
store.

“The suit was filed by Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Tristar Pictures, Columbia Pictures,
Time Warner Entertainment, Disney Enterprises and 20th Century
Fox.”

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