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Wired: Movie Studios on the Warpath

Jul 19, 2000, 00:06 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

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"Hollywood escalated its attack on hackers Tuesday, arguing in court that 2600 magazine was complicit in promoting the piracy of DVDs."

"There are copies of decrypted DVDs being offered on the Internet and in hard copy," said Leon Gold, an attorney representing eight movie studios in the trial that began this week...."

"Cinea receives the bulk of its income from consulting contracts -- in this case, $325 an hour from the Motion Picture Association of America and its law firm, Proskauer Rose. Schumann was the chief architect of DIVX, the company created to sell pay-per-view DVD technology, and lauded the failed scheme as "a convenience product for the consumer."

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