"A man accused by the motion picture industry of trying to
sabotage its efforts to prevent DVDs from being copied on computers
says he is a journalist, not a computer expert, and provides a
public service. "I've never taken a computer course or
anything like that," Eric Corley told U.S. District Judge Lewis A.
Kaplan during two days of testimony that concluded Friday in a
civil trial in Manhattan. "I consider myself a journalist."
"The judge, hearing the case without a jury, must decide whether
the eight major movie studios can stop Corley from making software
available online or posting links to it so that people can copy
DVDs. Kaplan already has issued a temporary restraining order that
forced Corley to remove the software from his site, but the
software is still available elsewhere on the Internet.}
"Corley, 40, testified that he did not know if the program
worked but felt an obligation to provide it to the public as the
editor and publisher of the Web site 2600.com and the print
publication "2600: The Hacker Quarterly."
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