"U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan doesn't truly dislike
hackers and open-source programmers, not exactly. Kaplan, who sided
with the motion picture industry in a landmark DVD-descrambling
lawsuit this year, simply views them as lawless
"To Kaplan, a 56-year-old jurist who once represented Time
Warner as a lawyer in private practice, the coders who crafted the
DeCSS DVD-decrypting utility are "what might be called
cyber-freedom fighters, or perhaps cyber-anarchists...."
"But the ruling did little to stop the spread of DeCSS online.
Google, for instance, reports over 68,000 matches for "DeCSS," and
Carnegie Mellon University researcher Dave Touretzky, who testified
at the trial, has never removed DeCSS from his website."
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