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eWeek: Life, liberty and the pursuit of free DVDs

“The publication argues that source code equals speech and that
government intervention prohibiting the publication of this
“speech” would be in violation of the First Amendment.”

Good try, Electronic Freedom Foundation! Your lawyers, who
represent 2600, have convinced a growing segment of the public that
source code is indeed speech and that viruses, vulnerability
exploits and copyright hacks are protected by the Bill of
Rights….

“The second thing 2600’s lawyers tried to do was rely on the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act for protection. Sorry, that won’t
work either. Section 1201 of the DMCA clearly states that it is
against the law to gain unauthorized access to copyrighted material
or to make available technologies-such as DeCSS-used to defeat
technological measures controlling access.”


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