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EFF Update: LiVid Leader Challenges California’s Jurisdiction Over Him

[ Thanks to Bryan
Taylor
for this link. ]

“This Tuesday, August 29th at 9:00 a.m., Judge William
Elfving will hear oral argument over LiVid Project leader Matthew
Pavlovich’s motion to quash the California court’s jurisdiction
over him because he lives in Texas and has no contacts with
California.

“DVD-CCA obtained a preliminary injunction when it filed a
lawsuit in California state court against hundreds of individuals
all over the world for publishing DeCSS software. DVD-CCA claims
that anyone who posts the code is guilty of trade secret
misappropriation and asked the California court to assert dominion
over any foreigner who publishes the software. The preliminary
injunction obtained earlier this year against Andrew Bunner and
other named defendants is currently on appeal to California’s Sixth
District.”

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