"Despite freedom of speech, you still can't shout "FIRE" in
a crowded theater. Now you can't even point to the person shouting.
At least that's one way of reading the ruling in the DVD hacker
case. And that's scary."
"The ruling is just another shot in the battle over copyright
and free speech on the Net. The same fight has seen file-swapping
sites such as Napster and MP3.com on the ropes. But the precedent
set by this ruling could be the most sweeping. And the final
resolution may ultimately be a political one."
"Not only did Judge Kaplan bar Corley from posting the code, he
said the hacker/journalist was not allowed to link to sites where
the same software was available for downloading. Corley responded
by listing only the names of sites with the code. He says it will
take another court order to get him to remove those.
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