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osOpinion: DVD Tribunal - We let them take our DVD's but we won't let them take our FREEDOM

Jan 31, 2000, 05:58 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Earle Nietzel)

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"The issues brought before us about free speech and scientific research as it exists in technology are being tested by the ongoing DVD tribunal about "discussion" and "information sharing" for "scientific (in this case reverse engineering)" purposes. I say they've gone too far!!!"

"The question, is it wrong for people to publish ideas and thoughts for scientific/technological advancement?"

"Yet it not be a greater crime to let companies prevent people from sharing their thoughts and ideas for scientific/technological advancement?"

"In order to understand what the issues are here, we need to look at what DVD really is and why the DVD-CCA organization has the need for encryption? What it gains from encrypting DVD's."

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