"It's time for proponents of DeCSS to adopt a new legal
strategy against the movie industry efforts to squelch
dissemination of the DeCSS program for decrypting movies
distributed on DVD. Drop Freedom of Speech and hop on the
"For several months now, the movie industry has mounted a
pitched legal attack against an escalating number of web site
operators offering downloads of DeCSS, which can be used to work
around the encrypted copy protection scheme for movies distributed
on DVD. The program can also be used on the Linux operating system
to play lawfully purchased or rented DVD movies, technology
otherwise currently not available on Linux."
"The ongoing battle has been staged primarily in the U.S., and
in other countries. But as quickly as the movie industry obtains
injunctions against one group of web sites, the involved program
called DeCSS pops up on even more web sites, available for
downloading. DeCSS proponents have adopted a strategy of making the
download available on more web sites than the movie industry can
stop with court orders. It now appears that DeCSS has metastasized
so broadly across the internet that it can be fairly said it's too
late to get the DeCSS genie back into the bottle."
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