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The Register: Hollywood vs 2600.com in court today [over DVD/DecSS]

Jul 17, 2000, 22:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Cullen)

"A New York court will today begin hearing the DVD copyright case between Hollywood and the Hacker community, in the shape of 2600.com."

"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 Linux-powered computers."

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