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The Register: 'DeCSS' DVD descrambler ruled legal

Nov 02, 2001, 06:15 (34 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)

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"The Copy Control Association (CCA), which was granted a preliminary injunction against Andrew Bunner and other Webmasters, was handed its head in a California appellate court Thursday.

The trial court had granted the injunction against publishing Jon Johansen's DeCSS DVD descrambler, but Brunner appealed on First Amendment free-speech grounds.

The CCA scoffed at the notion, claiming that the source code has a mere practical function and no expressive content."

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