EE Times: Case involving hack of DVD encryption code heads back to court

“Lawyers are scheduled to go before a Superior Court judge on
Friday to argue whether hacked code used to thwart digital
video-disk encryption should be stopped from spreading across the

“The case became an overnight sensation in the Linux community,
and supporters of the defendants gathered at the courthouse,
handing out printed copies of the code and disks containing the
code itself. Law-yers entered the handouts as evidence.”

Supporters argue that the DVD encryption was cracked not as
a piracy effort but as part of a project to develop a Linux-based
DVD player, something the DVD industry itself has yet to
Some are calling for further spreading the DVD hack as
a means of protesting the lawsuit.”