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NB: Film Group Seeks To Extend DVD Suit Injunction

Apr 05, 2000, 20:50 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Bonisteel)

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"The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is charging that a Web site operator who has already been ordered by a court to stop distributing source code used to decrypt DVD content is flouting that injunction by serving up copious links to alternate sources for the same information."

"The movie business association said it filed a motion in a New York district court today for a second injunction against Webmaster Eric Corley (also known as "Emmanuel Goldstein") in a bid to stop his 2600.com Web site from linking to hundreds of other destinations currently making the source code known as DeCSS available online."

"DeCSS has been the code-as-free-speech rallying point for the Linux community and other open-source proponents, in part because the DVD industry had for some time been without licensed DVD viewing software for computers running alternative operating systems like Linux."

"Seeking the injunction in a Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court was the DVD Copy Control Association, the industry- backed organization that owns and licenses DVD encryption technology."

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