"A New York court will today begin hearing the DVD copyright
case between Hollywood and the Hacker community, in the shape of
"Eight studios, members of the Motion Picture Assoiciation of
America (MPAA), are suing 2600.com - The Hacker Quarterly for
distributing, via the Net, DecSS - software which enables users to
bypass encryption used in DVD disks."
"The case has been brought under the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA), a newly-minted and highly controversial US
law, which forbids the use of new technology to bypass the
copyrights of traditional owners. DecSS was designed by a
couple of Norwegian student in to let people watch DVD disks on
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