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EE Times: Case involving hack of DVD encryption code heads back to court

Jan 11, 2000, 18:22 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Craig Matsumoto)

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"Lawyers are scheduled to go before a Superior Court judge on Friday to argue whether hacked code used to thwart digital video-disk encryption should be stopped from spreading across the Internet...."

"The case became an overnight sensation in the Linux community, and supporters of the defendants gathered at the courthouse, handing out printed copies of the code and disks containing the code itself. Law-yers entered the handouts as evidence."

"Supporters argue that the DVD encryption was cracked not as a piracy effort but as part of a project to develop a Linux-based DVD player, something the DVD industry itself has yet to tackle. Some are calling for further spreading the DVD hack as a means of protesting the lawsuit."

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